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Illustrated Bhagavad Gita printed in ancient Hindi  

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Illustrated Bhagavad Gita printed in ancient Hindi


India [Benares?]


Early/mid 19th century?


Approx. 260 leaves. Numerous illustrations in the text, some full page. 27x23 cm (10¾x9"), period flexible brocade cloth. 

Striking printed Bhagavad Gita, with some 43 full-page illustrations, and over 100 smaller illustrations. Owner's inscription on the inside front cover reads: "Edmund Turner - Bought at the Golden Temple, Benares - January 1863. The Hondoo Epic Poem narrating the Word of the Gods." The Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita forms part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Bookplate of the  Cornelius J. Hauck Collection, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lot Amendments
Printed in ancient Hindi, not Sanskrit

Some soiling to covers, rubbing to spine & extremities; hinge starting to split at front endpapers, marginal chips to one leaf, else very good.

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