Illustrated by P. Zenker. Good+ with no dust jacket. INDIA; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible.; Plastic cover, bookplate, vellum spine. A famous love story of India. Slight spreading (1/8th inch) where vellum meets the design of front board. Modest water stain to top part of leading edge of boards.; 0.
Zenker, P. (illustrator); 10 Color Illustrations / Plates; Title Page (brown/black); Decorative Initials (brown) Very Good- No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tall Slight wear to extremities (chiefly to edges and corners); slight sunning and fading to spine; slight rubbing and browning to covers (boards); previous owner's printed bookplate on front attached endpaper; slight internal browning to edges and endpapers. xi, , 207,  pages + plates. English-language reworking of the Sanskrit love story, adapted from the various available versions (including the later version in the Mahabharata; see Penzer's preface). Includes editor's notes at rear (with few bibliographical references). Notable for the color reproductions of Zenker's Indian-influenced miniature-like illustrations. One of 1000 copies "for England and America" (title page verso, limitation page; the entire edition, this copy is unnumbered), printed in Great Britain by Unwin Brothers, Limited. Bound in half white over golden boards, gilt-stamped spine, plain endpapers, t.e.g., remaining edges untrimmed. Uncommon.
Very Good. Book A beautiful edition of the story of Nala and Damayanti with ten miniatures in colour by P. Zenker. Edition limited to 1000 copies for England and America, of which this is No. 307. With letter to original owner dated 1928 inserted to front. First edition. King Nala and Damayanti are characters in Hindu mythology, Damayanti was the princess of Vidarbha Kingdom, who married king Nala, of Nishadha Kingdom, and their story is told in the Mahabharata. Nala, also known as Nala Chakravarti (Nala the Emperor), was chosen by Damayanti as her husband in the swayamvara, a function in which the bride selects her husband from among the invitees, in preference to even the gods who came to marry her. Condition: In a quarter vellum binding with gold paper covered boards. Externally, smart with some slight wear to extremities and slight rubbing and fading to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd spot to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.
Near Fine. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION thus. Limited edition (#342 of 1000). Full mottled calf leather with green accents to the boards, raised bands to the spine, gilt tooled & compartmented, Twoo green morocco leather labels, with red morocco flowers centered on the compartments. Illustrated with Ten Miniatures by P. Zenker. xii, 207, (1) pp, with 10 coloured plates Gilt rolled edges to the covers, gilt inner dentalling, top edge gilt, pervious owner's bookplate on the front endpaper. Light wear to the extremities. Overall in EXCELLENT condition.
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