TENDULKAR, D. G. Mahatma: Life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. D. G. Tendulkar. Illustrations collected and arranged by Vithalbhai K. Jhaveri. Bombay Jhaveri & Tendulkar, 1951-1954.
8 volumes, large 8vo. Original sturdy homespun cotton cloth ('khadi'), representing Gandhi's cotton spinning campaign, with illustrated dust-wrappers representing the mat Gandhi used to sleep on at times; plates with reproductions of about 1000 photos and facsimiles; overall a fine set, rarely seen in this condition; from Leeds Public Libraries with their bookplates inside front covers, accession numbers on spines of both dust-wrappers and cloth; however, apparently never circulated.
First edition, very rare. A wonderful set of this luxurious and highly illustrated Indian publication documenting the great leader's life, from 1869-1948. Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar was an Indian writer and pioneering documentary film maker, who had been trained by Eisenstein in the Soviet Union. He is most famous for this monumental eight-volume work.