After Death in Arabia.
ARNOLD Edwin (1891.)
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First separate edition. Illustrations to text. 4to. Publishers ribbon-tied pebbled printed wrappers, title gilt to upper wrapper. 7ll, rectos only. New York, W.S. Gottsberger,
The poet and journalist, Edwin Arnold (1832-1904) is best known for his 1879 poem The Light of Asia, being a life of Siddhartha Gautama in verse and promoted Buddhist values and beliefs. After Death in Arabia also tackles spiritual concerns.
A contemporary notice in the Boston Times states "Abdullah's beautiful message to his friends, as given in Edwin Arnold's 'After Death in Arabia,' has been published in brochure form, in large type on parchment paper, appropriately illustrate with head and tail pieces. It is an exquisite poem in a fitting setting, and is a most appropriate offering to one's friends."
OCLC locates just four copies.
Stock Code: 244476