"Striving towards the heavenly desirable regions, I long to behold the wise with insight": First edition of H. W. Wallis' Cosmology of the Rigveda
The Cosmology of the Rigveda, An Essay.
Wallis, H. W.$150.00
Item Number: 92537
London: Williams and Norgate, 1887.
First edition of Wallis’ exhaustive study of the Cosmology of the ancient Indo-Aryan Indian Rigveda. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition.
One of the four sacred canonical texts of Hinduism, the Rigveda is an ancient Indo-Aryan Indian collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns along with associated commentaries on liturgy, ritual and mystical exegesis. The core text, known as the Rigveda Samhita, is a collection of 1,028 hymns broken into roughlty 10,600 verses and organized into ten books. Wallis' The Cosmology of the Rigveda is a thourough interpretation and examination of the contents of the Rigveda with particular attention to the text's structure and major hymns.