Edward Joseph Thomas (1869–1958) was a librarian in India and author of several books on the history of Buddhism. His works, mainly concerned with Theravada Buddhism and reflecting Western scholarship, nonetheless remain widely cited for their clarity and accuracy.The Life of Buddha as Legend and History is inevitably cited in Buddhist research. Thomas's ability as a Pali scholar and translator was noted in his time.
The Life of Buddha: As Legend and History (1927, 3rd. ed. 1952)
The Perfection of Wisdom, The Career of the Predestined Buddhas, A Selection of Mahayana Scriptures translated from the Sanskrit (London, J. Murray, 1952; rpr. Wisdom of the East Series, Rutland, Charles E. Tuttle, 1992)
The History of Buddhist Thought second edition (1951)