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Somadeva; Tawney, C. H. (trans.) & N. M. Penzer (ed.); With A Foreword By Sir Richard Carnac Temple Listings

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1 Somadeva; Tawney, C. H. (trans.) & N. M. Penzer (ed.); with a foreword by Sir Richard Carnac Temple The Ocean of Story [8 volumes only of 10]
London Privately Printed for Subscribers Only by Chas. J. Sawyer 1924-1928 First Thus Hard Cover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-library, Invercargill Public Library. Library stamps and markings. Library labels partly removed from rear endpapers. No tears or chips to cloth. All hinges intact. Lacking two volumes (volumes 6 and 7). ; 8 volumes only of 10, lacking volumes 6 and 7. Tawney's is the only complete translation into English from the Sanskrit. The translation was originally published by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in their series "Bibliotheca Indica" in two volumes, 1880-1884 (with an index published in 1887). This 1924-1928 edition edited by Penzer includes many additional notes. Somadeva's Ocean of Story includes extended tales-within-tales, making it difficult to keep track of the original story (c.f. the Hitopadesa). Somadeva assembled the collection in the 11th Century from earlier sources. No earlier collection of stories as large as Somadeva's Ocean of Story has survived through to the present day. Black buckram cloth boards with gilt border and dancing Shiva illustration on front board. Gilt decoration and medallion illustration to spines. Decorative endpapers. Page dimensions: 252 x171mm. An edition of 1500 sets. This set is out-of-series and unnumbered. Full title: "The Ocean of Story being C. H. Tawney's Translation of Somadeva's Katha Sarit Sagara ( or Ocean of Streams of Story) Now Edited with Introduction, Fresh Explanatory Notes and Terminal Essay by N. M. Penzer". [NB: No additional postage other than our standard rate required on this heavy set]. ; 8vo 
Price: 585.00 NZD
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