1913 Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
The scarce first edition. In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. With a colour frontispiece and thirty-one colour illustrations by Indian artists under the supervision of Abanindro Nath Tagore. Collated complete. A detailed work regarding the myths and legends of Hinduism and Buddhism. Stories included are, 'The Ramayana', 'Krishna', and, 'Buddha'. Sister Nivedita, otherwise known as Margaret Elizabeth Noble, was a disciple of the Indian Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda. Growing up in a deeply Christian family, Margaret began to doubt her faith, until meeting Swami Vivekananda and establishing her Hindu faith. Margaret then spent the rest of her life living and travelling around India. Along her travels, she opened a girls' school in Bagbazar, Calcutta, for girls who were deprived of a basic education. Additionally written by Ananda Coomaraswamy, the Ceylonese metaphysician and philosopher of Indian art. The half title page is present.
In the original cloth binding. Externally, very smart with some shelf wear to the edges. Bumping to the spine and light marks to the boards. Spotting to the paste-downs and free endpapers. Internally, binding starting but still very firm. Pages age-toned to the edges but otherwise very bright and clean with some scattered spots.
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