The Golden Book of Tagore: A Homage to Rabindranath Tagore from India and the World in Celebration of His Seventieth Birthday; signed and dated by Tagore
The Golden Book of Tagore: A Homage to Rabindranath Tagore from India and the World in Celebration of His Seventieth Birthday.
Calcutta: The Golden Book Committee, 1931.
First subscribers’ edition of The Golden Book of Tagore, the elaborate privately produced tribute to the famed poet; signed by Tagore and from the library of Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur. Quarto, original cloth, lettered tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece portrait of Tagore by Martin Vos signed and dated by Tagore beneath his image, “Rabindranath Tagore Dec. 19, 1933,” 29 additional engravings including 11 tipped-in in full color with lettered tissue guards. From the famed library of Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur with his ownership initials “S.R.A.S” and library notes to the pastedown noting that the book was “Received from the Golden Book of Tagore Committee 120/2, Upper Circular Road Calcutta on 1-3-1932. Pre-Publication Subscription sent by money order on 8-8-1931. Received the book by V.P.P.” Indian nobleman Raja Shamraj Rajwant Bahadur assembled India’s greatest library, famed for its diverse collection of rare antiquarian manuscripts and important books. Tipped in is an autograph letter signed by Tagore in facsimile to Bhagwan Singh Gyanee and dated December 27, 1931 which reads in part, “It is hard for me to say in a few faltering words how I feel when voices greet me from my own country and from across the seas carrying to me the assurance that I have pleased many and have helped some and thus offering me the best reward of my life. Rabindranath Tagore.” Additionally tipped in is a typed letter signed by Tagore on Visva-Bharati letterhead dated December 26, 1933 and addressed to the Raja which reads in part, ‘Dear Raja Bahadur, On the eve of my departure from Hyderabad, allow me to offer you and Ranee Shaheba my sincere thanks for your generous contribution to the funds of Visva-Bharati. I am glad to know you realise that Visva-Bharati belongs to you all and have promised to stand by it…With best wishes, yours sincerely, “Rabindranath Tagore.”‘ The Raja has added a note, “The Poet had paid a visit to my house on 19-12-1933. Particular in my personal album.” Laid in at rear is the original transmittal envelope. In very good condition. An exceptional association.
Rabinadranath Tagore's The King of The Dark Chamber; signed by him and with an autographed signed letter
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915.
First edition, early printing of this drama, translated into English by the author. Octavo, original clot with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Signed and dated by the author on the half-title page, “Rabindranath Tagore Feb. 27 1927.” Laid in is a typed letter signed by Tagore which reads in part, “Santiniketan, India, April 1, 1926. Dear Sir; I was glad to receive your kind letter asking me to send a few words of greeting to your scholars who will be soon called upon to shoulder the active responsibilities of life. All that I wish to tell your scholars is that my thoughts are with the young and that my heart ever rejoices to see them fight difficulties and make bold experiments. Yours sincerely, Rabindranath Tagore.” The recipient, S.D. Green was a 1904 graduate and colleague of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Harvard University. He later taught at the historic Trenton High School in Trenton, New Jersey and amassed an important library of books signed by American Presidents and important early 20th century novelists. Also laid in is the original transmittal letter which accompanied the book dated March 1st 1927 and signed by Tagore’s fellow Bengali poet and close associate Amija C. Chakravarty to Green. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable; books signed by Tagore are uncommon.
London: Macmillan and Co, 1914.
First edition in English of Tagore’s collection of lyrics of love and life, translated by the author from the original Bengali. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, gilt ruled, frontispiece portrait of Tagore at age 16 by Gaganendra Nath Tagore after a drawing by Jyotirindra Tagore. Signed by Rabindranath Tagore on the title page. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable. Books signed by Tagore are uncommon.
"Once we dreamt that we were strangers. We wake up to find that we were dear to each other": First edition of Rabindranath Tagore's Stray Birds; signed by him
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916.
First edition of this collection of 320 poems by Tagore. Small octavo, original cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt, frontispiece in color by Willy Pogany, gilt decorative borders to each page. Signed by Rabindranath Tagore on the front free endpaper. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is in very good condition with some light wear and closed tears. Rare and desirable signed by Tagore.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915.
First edition, early printing of this drama, translated into English by the author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Rabindranath Tagore on the half-title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Rare and desirable; books signed by Tagore are uncommon.
Photograph of Nobel Prize-winning author Rabindranath Tagore. Signed by Rabindranath Tagore on the bottom left corner of the photograph. The photograph measures 6 inches by 8.5 inches. The entire piece measures 14.25 inches by 16.75 inches.
Photograph of Nobel Prize-winning author Rabindranath Tagore. Signed and dated on the photograph, “Rabindranath Tagore Jul. 22, 1921.” Double-matted and framed. The photograph measures 3.5 inches by 5 inches. The entire piece measures 13.5 inches by 18.25 inches. Photographs signed by Tagore rare.
"This One in me knows the universe of the many": Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Author Rabindranath Tagore
London: MacMillan & Company , 1925.
First edition, early printing of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning writer. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “Rabindranath Tagore Feb. 26, 1932.” In very good condition with some wear to the extremities and to the side front panel. Books signed by Tagore are rare.