The Light of the World. Sir Edwin Arnold.
The Light of the World
The Light of the World
The Light of the World
The Light of the World

The Light of the World

London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1891. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, with the Publisher's note on price attached between the pastedown and the front free endpaper's recto (spine ends pushed, mildly askew, slight wear to the spine ends and leading board corners, prior owner's initials and date of "Easter '91" to the second front free endpaper's recto, such second front free endpaper leaf being uncut at the top edge and there still attached to the leaf immediately following it. British Poet Edwin Arnold (who ultimately became the Editor-in-Chief of the "Daily Telegraph" newspaper) was best known for his narrative poem "Light of Asia", a work he described as an attempt "by the medium of an imaginary Buddhist votary to depict the life and character and indicate the philosophy of that noble hero and reformer, Prince Gautama of India, founder of Buddhism". He then wrote "The Light of the World", a second narrative poem of which the central figure was Jesus, the founder of Christianity (just as the founder of Buddhism had been the subject of "Light of Asia"). In our experience, copies of this work in collectable condition are rather uncommon to the market. A Very Good copy. Very good. Item #2735

Price: $35.00

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