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A comprehensive introduction to Buddhism can be found in Ven. Walpola Rahula's What the Buddha Taught. This book presents a thorough summary of the Buddha's core teachings, which are common to all traditions of Buddhism. I still refer to this book often, even after years of practice. In my experience, it has been by far the most useful book I've read.
I have also been told that, The Foundations of Buddhism, by Rupert Gethin, is an excellent introductory book. I have not read it myself, so I cannot say for sure.