By Kālidāsa; G. H. Rooke [trans.]; Sir Rabindranath Tagore
London   Oxford University Press
8.5" by 6" x, 82pp.
A translation of Meghadūta, a lyric poem by one of the most famous Sanskrit poets, Kālidāsa.
By Kālidāsa; G. H. Rooke [trans.]; Sir Rabindranath Tagore

1935 The Meghadūta of Kālidāsa, translated from the Sanskrit

London   Oxford University Press
8.5" by 6" x, 82pp.
A translation of Meghadūta, a lyric poem by one of the most famous Sanskrit poets, Kālidāsa.
£140.00
: 0.5kgs / : 877M14

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Leather Binding

The first edition of this translation, in a full paper vellum binding, with gilt detailing to the front board. Top edge gilt. A specially-bound subscriber's edition of this scarce English translation of the poem Meghadūta by Kālidāsa, translated by G. H. Rooke with extracts from Mallinātha's commentary. Meghadūta, a lyric poem of 120 stanzas, is one of Kālidāsa's most famous works, and greatly influential in Sanskrit literature. Kālidāsa classical Sanskrit author and playwright of the Gupta era. This translation is introduced by Sir Rabindranath Tagore and illustrated with a folding sketch map to the frontispiece.

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In a full paper vellum binding. Externally smart, with small marks to the boards, as is usual with vellum. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean.

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