Nicholas Roerich, Himalaya, New York: Brentanos, 1926
210 pages with 24 tipped in colour plates and 78 monotone plates, including essays by writer Georgy Grebenshchikov, a critic of Ivan Narodniy, very important for understanding his work, as well as articles by Francis R Grant and Mary Zigrist, and "Banners of the East" by Nicholas Roerich; publishers brown gilt-lettered, decorated cloth cover, decorated endpapers along with original slip case.
15.2 x 12 in (38 x 30.5 cm)
Includes handwritten notes and signatures by Nicholas Roerich and George Wehmer dated 1937.
This is a first and a limited-edition copy. This copy is numbered 166 out of a limited-edition of 500 copies.
Celebrated Russian painter, writer, archaeologist, philosopher and mystic Roerich settled with his family in the Kullu Valley in India in 1929. The mansion on the estate became the home to the Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute that the Roerichs founded in 1928. This opulent volume pulls together excerpts from a diary kept during his often treacherous travels through the Himalayas and reproductions of many of his best known works including his "Banners of the East" series of nineteen paintings devoted to the world's greatest religious teachers including Buddha, Confucius, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed. Many of these pictures are now in the Roerich Museum in New York City.
THIS BOOK IS USED AS A MAJOR REFERENCE BOOK BY MAJOR AUCTION HOUSES AND ART GALLERIES ALL OVER THE WORLD.