The Sister Nivedita (Margaret S. Noble) of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Myths of the Hindus & Buddhists - Fine Prize Binding from the Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth, 1914

Published: George G. Harrap & Company, London

Date: 1914

With Thirty-Two Illustrations in Colour by Indian Artists under the supervision of Abanindro Nath Tagore C.I.E.. Full red leather binding with gilt ruling and floral design to both boards, gilt emblem from the Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth to upper board, five raised bands to the spine with gilt darts, lettering and beautiful floral design to each band, gilt dentelles to inner boards, top edge gilt and silk head and tail bands. A beautiful near fine copy with slight rubbing to corners but overall fresh, clean and bright. Rough page edges with some pages still unopened and a few with small nicks to the bottom edge and about 10-12 pages and one plate with closed edge tears, not affecting text. Overall clean and fresh inside. Prize plate to front inner board and armorial bookplate to ffep. xii, 425pp. 'Sister Nivedita, born Margaret Noble in County Tyrone, traveled to India in 1898 to become a disciple of Swami Vivekananda, Hindu thinker and founder of the Ramakrishna mission, "one of a number of movements created within the Hinduism in the nineteenth century" (ODNB). In 1900 she founded a scholl for girls in Calcutta, on which she spent most of her assets. She died in 1911 with her Myths of the Hindus & Buddhist about a third finished, leaving it to be completed by Coomaraswamy, an English-educated art historian of Tamil origin who was influential in the revival of the Indian culture'.

Illustrated
Indian Artists under the supervision of Abanindro Nath Tagore C.I.E.

Condition
Near Fine

Binding
Fine Binding

£300

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