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The Curse of Kehama

By Robert Southey

1810

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown : London

11.5" by 9"

ix, [2] 376pp

 

 

 

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A handsome copy of Robert Southey's 'The Curse of Kehama'. This uncommon work is comprised twelve poems, in which Southey explore themes of Hinduism and Zoroastrianism.

An uncommon first edition of this work. Rebound in an attractive half calf binding, with marbled paper boards. With the half title page present. Written by the important Romantic poet, Robert Southey. Robert Southey was a important Romantic poet of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Alongside his poetical works, Southey was known for have written several notable biographies. During Robert Southey's lifetime Britain's colonial empire was increasing throughout the world, with an a focus on India. This undoubtedly had an influenced on his writing. 'The Curse of Kehama' is a epic poem by Southey that touches upon aspects of the Hindu faith. Charting the perilous journey of the Brahmin priest who makes a sacrifice to the god Shiva to gain power. The poem is structured as a series of 12 poems. The work touches upon Hindu beliefs and is also heavily influenced by Zoroastrian theology.

CONDITION

Rebound in a half calf binding with marbled paper boards. Externally excellent with only some minor shelfwear. Internally firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with the odd spot.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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