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Title: The Adi Granth, or the Holy Scriptures of the Sikhs, Translated from the Original Gurmukhi, with Introductory Essays
Description: Secretary of State for India in Council / Wm H Allen & Co. London / N Trubner & Co, London. 1877, First Edition. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 715 pages (complete). In English and (modified (the words have been separated)) Sanskrit. A VERY, VERY RARE copy of a FIRST EDITION of Trumpp's illustrious translation of the Ãdi Granth. Dr Trumpp was only able to translate the first third of the Holy scripture. It's reception was mixed. Some saw it as being riddled with the perceptions of a colonial-centric mind. Others welcomed it as the first English translation, thereby allowing English people to read and understand Sikh culture and belief system. Whatever the opinions about the translation, it has been considered sufficiently noble to have been reprinted countless times and used as the foundation of many other translations. This is an admirable copy. The black boards have some wear, scuffing, handling and storage marks all about. The title label on the spine is much worn. The head and foot of the spine have wear, but the spine is fit, solemn, sure. The boards are steady, sound and healthy. Within, the contents are most pleasing. The front paste down has an ex-libris plate. The opp-first-free page has a gift inscription. The title page has a previous owner signature. There are very occasional, very neat pencilled marks alongside a text-piece. Otherwise, the contents are most agreeable. The early later pages have some age-blotches of foxing. The contents are by far very clean, clear, comfortable, assured, bold, confident, mellowed, hale. Do note that it is exceptionally RARE for a first edition of this translation to be available for purchase. fk. Very Good/No Jacket.


Price: US$ 1000.00 Seller: Chapter 1
- Book number: 94lf

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