Rabindranath Tagore's Fireflies; Signed by Him

  • Fireflies.


Item Number: 50067

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930.

First edition, later printing of this collection of aphorisms by the Nobel Prize-winning writer. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Rabindranath Tagore on the front free endpaper. Each page of this book contains a decorative design by Boris Artzybasheff. Some rubbing and wear to the spine extremities, name to the front free endpaper. Rare and desirable signed.

Fireflies were proverbs, aphorisms and maxims originated in China and Japan and were often written on pieces of silk. Tagore visited Japan and collected them in his notebooks. Each firefly, rarely more than a sentence long, represents a luminous thought on love, life, beauty or God.