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Siddhartha by  Hilda (Translator)  Hermann; Rosner - First American trade edition - 1951 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140937080)


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by Hesse, Hermann; Rosner, Hilda (Translator)

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New York: New Directions, 1951. First American trade edition. Near Fine/Good+. First American trade edition, first issue text (with Paterson by W.C. Williams incorrectly spelled "Patterson" on verso of half title) and first issue jacket priced at $1.50. 153 pp. Gray cloth lettered in black. Near Fine with a little wear to ffep, in unclipped dust jacket with triangular chip in top of front panel, else Very Good, lightly work along edges. A novel of spiritual discovery inspired by Indian philosophy, uncommon with its Alvin Lustig-designed dust jacket.


Hermann Hesse wrote Siddhartha after he traveled to India in the 1910s. It tells the story of a young boy who travels the country in a quest for spiritual enlightenment in the time of Guatama Buddha. It is a compact, lyrical work, which reads like an allegory about the finding of wisdom.


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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
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Hesse, Hermann; Rosner, Hilda (Translator)
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Used - Near Fine
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First American trade edition
New Directions
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New York
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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.


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The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
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