Pali Text Society
73 Lime Walk
Oxford, OX3 7AD
Tel: +44 865-67575
Fax: +44 865-750079
WWW: » http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/~os0dwe/bs12.html
Since its founding in 1881, the PTS has been the world's pre-eminent publisher of texts from the Pali Canon. They offer a hardbound edition of the complete Pali Tipitaka in romanized Pali, and most of the Tipitaka in English translation. Some of their published translations of key texts are now very badly out of date, and have been superseded by more fluent translations from other publishers (for example, their translation of the Digha Nikaya dates back to 1899; Maurice Walshe's Long Discourses of The Buddha, published by Wisdom in 1987, is a much more useful text.) Nevertheless, many of the translations are still valuable. Their romanized Pali editions are indispensible tools for the serious Pali student. PTS books are distributed within North America by Wisdom Publications.
The » PTS website includes several useful references, including a summary of the structure of the Pali Canon and an explanation of the various systems of abbreviations that are used in citing passages from the Canon.