Oct 22, 2015 - Sale 2394

Sale 2394 - Lot 27

Price Realized: $ 30,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
CHURCHILL, GANDHI, AND TAGORE EACH SIGNED ON HIS BIRTHDATE PAGE (ALBUM--SOUTH ASIA.) The Tagore Birthday Book. Ed. C.F. Andrews. Signed, or Signed and Inscribed, by over 80 mostly South Asian or British notables, including an Autograph Inscription Signed by Rabindranath Tagore, in English: "To / Lady A[llia?] Baig / with kind wishes / Rabindranath Tagore / 28th Jan. / 1930," on the half-title page. Includes a Photograph Signed and Inscribed by Tagore to Lady Baig, mounted to verso of the half-title, a 1/2-length portrait, showing Tagore wearing a cap and holding a bouquet of flowers. Inscribed in the image at upper and lower edges. 5x3 inches; some silvering in dark areas. Np, nd. The book, a calendar with a different quotation by Tagore printed on the recto pages for each day of the year, with several of the blank facing pages inscribed as in an autograph album, some including the inscriber's birth year in holograph. 8vo, rebound in cloth; half-title leaf detached and markedly chipped at all edges, bookplate on verso of front free endpaper in untranslated Bengali, gift inscription to the Lady Tara in an unknown hand (signed "B.") on the copyright page. MacMillan and Co.: London, 1928; inscriptions: 1930-60s

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3 January: Clement Richard Attlee 3 January: Ngo Dinh Diem 15 January: Saud of Saudi Arabia 27 February: Marion Anderson 30 March: Devika Rani 14 April: Arnold Toynbee 17 April: Nikita Khrushchev 22 April: Yehudi Menuhin 6 May: Rabindranath Tagore 18 May: Frank Capra 19 May: Ho Chi Minh 11 June: Mahendra of Nepal 11 June: Nikolai Bulganin 25 June: Louis Mountbatten 6 July: Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama 14 July: Abd al-Karim Qasim 22 July: Haile Selassie 31 August: Ramon Magsaysay 5 September: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 15 September: Agatha Christie 2 October: Mohandas K. Gandhi 14 October: Dwight D. Eisenhower 15 October: Mohammed Zahir Shah 26 October: Reza Shah Pahlavi 14 November: Jawaharlal Nehru 19 November: Indira Gandhi 30 November: Winston Churchill 3 December: Rajendra Prasad 13 December: Aga Khan IV 23 December: Muhammad Ali Jinnah 1 February: Zhou Enlai others.
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