Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Company; Printed by the Riverside Press. The Tagore Rubaiyat. Leather bound. 63pp. Quarto [26 cm] Limp brown suede with decorative lettering and ornamental designs on the spine and front wrap. Top edge gilt; other edges deckled. Decorative endpapers. Text printed in red and black. Silk ribbon page marker. The wraps are lightly worn, there is a gift inscription on the half title page, and the pages are often darkened. Else, the book is very attractive. All plates are present. In the publisher's box. The bottom edge of the top of the box is partially split. Very good. Item #60535
With coloured plates from drawings by Abanindro Nath Tagore. The Bengali poet, essayist, and artist Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature, therefore freeing it from traditional models based on classical Sanskrit. He was very influential in spreading Indian culture to the West, and vice versa.