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  • Rabinadranath Tagore's The King of The Dark Chamber; signed by him and with an autographed signed letter

    TAGORE, Rabindranath.

    The King of The Dark Chamber.

    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.

    Price: $5,000.00     Item Number: 101701

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  • Rabinadranath Tagore's The King of The Dark Chamber; signed by him

    TAGORE, Rabindranath.

    The King of The Dark Chamber.

    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.

    Price: $3,800.00     Item Number: 96033

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  • Early Venetian edition of Bernardo Segni's translation of Aristotle's poems and rhetoric; from the library of Dr. Thomas C. Oden

    ARISTOTLE. TRANSLATED BY BERNARDO SEGNI,.

    Rettorica et Poetica D’Aristotile.

    Venice: per Bartholomeo detto l'Imperador & Francesco suo genero, 1551.

    Early Venetian edition of Bernardo Segni’s translation of Aristotle’s poems and rhetoric. Small octavo, bound in full 19th century calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels, gilt ruled, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. From the library of one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century, Dr. Thomas C. Oden. Regarded as the founder of the paleo-orthodox movement, Oden taught with a mission “to prepare the postmodern Christian community for its third millennium by returning again to the careful study and respectful following of the central tradition of classical Christianity.” In very good condition. A unique association.

    Price: $1,250.00     Item Number: 95873

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