A collection of five hardcover first editions of the works of Tagore, all published by MacMillan and Co., London. All in blue cloth with gilt-stamped spines and covers, deckle edged. They are : The Gardener, Translated by the author from the original Bengali (1914), Gitanjali, (Song Offerings) with an Introduction by W. B. Yeats (1915), Sadhana, The Realisation of Life (1916), The Cycle of Spring ( a drama) (1917), Personality, Lectures Delivered in America, with Illlustrations (1917).
A transporting wealth of lyrical poetry and philosophy, spiritual and with close ties to nature.
The books are in good condition with expected shelf-wear: a few turned down pages, minor stains, very sound. The binding of Sadhana has a 1/2" tear to the cloth. Books are 7 1/2" x 5" to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Sadhana and Personality).