New York: The Century Co., 1924.
Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. This 1924 edition of the biography of the iconic Indian peacemaker, Mahatma Gandhi, by the French novelist and mystic Romain Rolland (1866–1944), winner of the 1915 Nobel Prize in Literature is here joined by two pieces of related ephemera from the same time period: "John Haynes Says of Romain Roland's 'Mahatma Gandhi,'" being a review of this book, and two pages from the December 1925 issue of Reconciliation: Looking Towards a Christian World containing articles entitled "Gandhi and the Gospels: An Indian Christian View" by Shoran S. Singha and "Gandhi to Missionaries." Rolland's biography contributed to Gandhi's reputation as a nonviolent leader, and the two later met in 1931.
7 3/8" X 4 3/8". 250pp. Lacking dust jacket. Bound in blue cloth over boards, lettered and ruled in orange to upper board and titled in kind to spine. Moderate wear to binding, with soiling to cloth, dampstain to rear board, and sunning to spine. Bookseller ticket and previous owner's name to front free endpaper. Faint dampstain to fore-edge, not intruding to text. Rear hinge tender; binding remains sound. Light foxing to preliminaries and toning to bibliography page, else pages are clean and unmarked. Two pieces of ephemera laid in, one a review of the book and the other containing two articles presenting Christian views of Gandhi and his work. Good +. Item #11132