Betel Nuts: What They Say in Hindustan. Arthur Guiterman.

Betel Nuts: What They Say in Hindustan

San Francisco and New York: Paul Elder and Company, (1907). 1st. Original boards. First Edition. Small 8vo. 48pp, many pages unopened. Color frontispiece (with tissue guard) after a painting by Will Jenkins. Printed at The Tomoye Press. Tan paper boards; red paper covered spine; pale orange lettering and decoration to front cover. Red silk ribbon with Elder designed gift card titled "Hindu Christmas Greetings" followed by a brief poem about a Hindu god riding a parrot...and the front of the little card is a two color illustration of the god on the bird! Housed in the original color patterned paper publisher's gift boc. Slight fading to book spine and light wear to box else fine. Item #17430

"...condensations of shrewd, pithy stories illustrative of native life in its varied phases", from Bengal, the Punjab, Rajputana and the mountains of Kashmir and Afghanistan. - Foreword. Guiterman was the co-founder of the Poetry Society of America (which still exists), and served as president in 1925.

Price: $200.00

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