The Transmigration of the Seven Brahmans: A Translation from the HARIVANSA of Langlois.

New York, NY: William Edwin Rudge, 1932. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. xxii + 16pp [facsimile manuscript] + 32pp. Brown cloth spine lettered in gilt, brown papered boards. Limited edition of 1200 copies A translation of a French version of a Sanskrit tale. "This book is the first printing, both in facsimile and in transcription, of a hitherto unknown Thoreau manuscript. It will throw suggestive light on his ascetic life and the fundamental reasons for his interest in Oriental literature. Thoreau once wrote to his friend Harrison Blake: 'Depend upon it that, rude and careless as I am, I would fain practice the yoga faithfully.' Besides a brief discussion of Thoreau's Orientalism, the editor has presented the entire source from which the interesting story of the seven unfortunate Brahman brothers was adapted." This is a copy of the trade edition (unnumbered). Tiny tears at spine ends, page-edges lightly browned, faint toning to outer page margins, small mark on page xxii, otherwise a solid, clean VG copy (detached pieces of original torn & tatty dust jacket loosely-inserted). Item #12322

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