No signatures. Some small chips and tears to dust-jacket at head of spine and at corners. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; 1970 reprint of a title originally published in 1931. xv, , 235,  pages + b&w frontispiece + 68 b&w illustrations + 3 maps (1 folding) . Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt seal illustrations on front and rear boards. Page dimensions: 218 x 138mm. Contents: Part One - How it Came: A Hidden Land; The Old Faith; Gotama, the Buddha; Buddhism Comes to Tibet; Expulsion and Return; Buddhism becomes the National Religion; Cotton-Clad Mi-La; The Yellow Hats; Buddhism Captures Mongolia; The Priest Enthroned; Christian Missionaries in Lhasa; Modern Times. Part Two: How it Rules: The Power of the Monasteries; Priests as Civil and Military Officers; A Deity as King; Sources; Appendix; Index.