Gitanjali (Song Offerings): A Collection of Prose Translations made by the Author from the Original Bengali
Rabindra Nath Tagore, Gitanjali (Song Offerings): A Collection of Prose Translations made by the Author from the Original Bengali, London: Printed at the Chiswick Press for the India Society, 1912
pp. xvi; 64 with a tissue-guarded portrait of Tagore in photogravure by William Rothenstein to whom the book is dedicated; original cream silk binding with gilt title on cover and spine. Printed on wove paper with deckled edges. Covers somewhat soiled with a water stain on front cover corner.
9x 6 in (22.5 x 15 cm)
True 1st edition of Tagore’s greatest book
750 copies were printed for the India Society of which only 250 were for sale, according to a note printed on the back of the title page. The title on the title page and the first letter of each stanza printed in red.
This extremely rare book was published in November 1912, one year before Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize. It predates the Macmillan trade edition which came out in 1913. Printed on wove paper with deckled edges
This lot will be shipped in "as is" condition. For further details, please refer to the images of individual lots as reference for the condition of each book.