StoryLTD provides an assurance on behalf of the seller that each object we offer for sale is genuine and authentic.

Lot No :


Estimate: Rs 1,00,000-Rs 1,50,000 ( $1,520-$2,275 )

THE GOLDEN BOOK OF TAGORE: A Homage to Rabindranath Tagore from India and the World in Celebration of his Seventieth Birthday
Edited by Ramananda Chatterjee
Calcutta: The Golden Book Committee
12 x 8.75 in. (30.5 x 22.5 cm.)
1115from a limited edition of 1500 copies

Photographic portrait of Tagore in photogravure, after a photograph by Martin Vos, as frontispiece. Of the remaining twenty-nine plates, many are tipped-in colour plates (with tissue guards carrying titleand artist's name) including Abanindra Nath Tagore, Nanda Lal Bose, Asit Kumar Haldar, A.D. Thomas, Gogonendra Nath Tagore, Samarendra Nath Gupta, Abdur Rahman Chughtai and Ramendra Nath Chakravarti. Other plates are reproductions of works by Chineseand Japanese artists, portraits of Tagore done by eminent Indian and Western artists and early photographs of Tagore. Most pages remain uncut along the top edge.

The last page states that the blocks for the illustrations in the book were engraved and printed at U. Ray & Sons, Calcutta, a firm that was owned by the family of Satyajit Ray.

This lot will be sold in "as is" condition.
There may be some minor tears/creases scratches, or holes commensurate with age that may not be visible in the images.

The books on sale in this auction are rare, out-of-print and otherwise collectible, dating from the 19th century on wards. The technology and material for printing and binding books has evolved over the last few centuries. From being the exclusive preserve of Clergy and Kings to an item of everyday application, the availability and use of books has also evolved over time. Books age over time and deterioration in a book's condition depends on many factors, including the original materials used and conditions of usage over time. Books will often show signs of foxing, fading, shelf-ware or dust jacket damage through usage. Prolonged storage may also cause wormhole damage or water stains.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Storyltd shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.