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    Sale 2394 | Lot 27
    Price Realized: $30,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2394 Lot 27

      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

      Estimate $3,500 - 5,000

      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.
      Complete list available upon request.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $30,000