I have found hard to get stories and teachings of Buddha in the book Manual of Buddhism by Hardy Spence.
Is Manual of Buddhism by Hardy Spence, a good book to study Buddhism?
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Though I'm not familiar with that book, it's clear that the best books from which to learn about Buddhism in English have all been written within the past 40 years. The Dharma has taken root in the West, and you can learn from Western Buddhist masters fluent in Western culture, which makes their words easier to understand.