The Upanishads, Volume I-II.

Mead (G.R.S.) & Jagadîsha Chandra Chattopâdhyâya (Translators)

The Upanishads, Volume I-II.

Translated into English with a Preamble and Arguments [...] [2 Vols in 1, as issued.]

Description: FIRST EDITION OF THIS TRANSLATION, printed longitudinally throughout, pp. [vii], 137; [vii], 98, 12mo, original ochre cloth, the upper board lettered longitudinally in gilt, trivial rubbing at extremities, edges a little toned, bookplate to front pastedown, very good

Publication Details: Thesophical Publishing Society, 1896

Notes: Scarce. The Theosophist G.R.S. Mead played an important role in the modernist reception of Eastern gnostic beliefs: he was in the circle of Olivia Shakespear and W.B. Yeats, both of whom provided entry points into the orbit of Ezra Pound - who subsequently contributed to Mead's journal 'The Quest', and displayed traces of his influence throughout his career. A link to Eliot, who certainly met Mead whilst in Pound's company and evinces a certain level of interest in (as well as caution towards) the occultism of the period, can be considered in connection with the poet's declared derivation of...more

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Price: £95

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1896

Stock Number: 68703

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