Book Description

Second edition, fifth impression. Slim 8vo, pp. xii, 84, incl. b/w illustrations. Cream paper blind-stamped with reptile skin pattern, spine and upper board lettered in black. A little grubby, spine and board edges darkened, pushing and wear to spine ends and corners. Pencil POI to ffep: “W. T. Newlyn/ Nov. 44./ New Delhi”, toned, a few creased corners.. Else, clean and tidy. A pleasing copy of an early edition of Nehru’s popular epistolary natural and human history written for his ten-year-old daughter, Indira. Unusual, even as a reprint of the second edition.
Dealer Notes
First Prime Minister of India (1947-1963), Jawaharlal Nehru (b.1889) was a central figure both in the independence movement and in shaping the new India until his death in 1964. Written in the summer of 1928, when father and daughter were separated, Nehru hoped that in sharing his letters with a wider audience, other children readers “may gradually begin to think of this world of ours as a large family of nations.” Nehru did eventually find the time, during further stretches of imprisonment, to add to his original 30 letters: the expanded volumes were published in 1934-5 as Glimpses of World History. This original collection was translated into Hindi by the novelist Munshi Premchand as Pita Ke Patra Putri Ke Naam.
From the library of Walter and Doreen Newlyn. The British economist and educator, Walter Newlyn (1915-2002), was known for his work on monetary theory and with African nations.
Author NEHRU, Jawaharlal; [GHANDI, Indira]; [NEWLYN, Walter].
Date 1938
Publisher Allahabad & London: Kitabistan
Condition Good

Price: £50.00

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