The Bhagvat-geeta, or dialogues of Kreeshna and Arjoon; in eighteen lectures; with notes. ... The Bhagvat-geeta, or dialogues of Kreeshna and Arjoon; in eighteen lectures; with notes. ... The Bhagvat-geeta, or dialogues of Kreeshna and Arjoon; in eighteen lectures; with notes. ... The Bhagvat-geeta, or dialogues of Kreeshna and Arjoon; in eighteen lectures; with notes. ...

The Bhagvat-geeta, or dialogues of Kreeshna and Arjoon; in eighteen lectures; with notes. Translated from the original,

Bhagavadgita (Mahabharata VI, 1-18) Editio princeps: translated Charles Wilkins, first Westerner to master Sanskrit, 1749-1836.

Editorial: London: 1785. Quarto., printed for C. Nourse,, 1785
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156 p.; 31.5 cm. Printed on crisp white wove paper; rippled, heavy horizontal crease mid-page. Trace of damp at lower corner. [title continues] in the Sanskreet, or ancient language of the Brahmans, by Charles Wilkins, senior merchant in the service of the honourable the East India Company, on their Bengal establishment. -- Advertisement, p. [3] with a closed tear, 5 cm. into outer margin, not reaching text -- Letter of transmittal: To Nathaniel Smith by Warren Hastings, p.[5]-16 -- Part-title, p. [17] -- Dedication: To the honorable Warren Hastings, p. 19-22 -- The translator's preface, p. 23-26 -- Version, p. 27-135 -- Notes to the Geeta, p. [137]-156 -- Emeneau 648, Kapoor 1 -- Bookplate of Edward Abadam of Middleton Hall, Carmarthenshire, Welsh parodist, 1800-1875 -- William Blake depicted `Wilkin' translating the Geeta (exhibited in 1809, since lost) -- A. W. Schlegel in 1823 presented a copy of his Sanskrit-Latin edition to Wilkins with an appreciative letter (in French) -- Emerson with difficulty obtained a copy in 1845 and lent it to Thoreau, who wrote: `I would say to the readers of Scriptures. .read the Bhagvat-Geeta. .translated by Charles Wilkins. It deserves to be read with reverence even by Yankees' - from The universal Gita by Eric Sharpe, p.28, who proceeds: `The Gita has become the written summary of India's religious and cultural message to the world as a whole, in theoretical terms the fulfilment of all other such revelations, though in practice all-sufficient' `It has been claimed that `Hinduism' was created in Chicago in 1893 by Swami Vivekananda. Might. .it not also be claimed that. .it was onthe appearance of Wilkins' Gita translation in 1785 that `Hinduism'. .took its first step toward its present identity?' p.171-5 Good rubbed 19th c. black quarter morocco under marbled boards. N° de ref. de la librería 032031

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Título: The Bhagvat-geeta, or dialogues of Kreeshna ...

Editorial: London: 1785. Quarto., printed for C. Nourse,

Año de publicación: 1785

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Edición: First edition.

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