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HESSE, Hermann.
Siddhartha. Translated by Hilda Rosner.
New York: New Directions, 1951. New York: New Directions,, 1951. Octavo. Original green cloth-backed boards, pictorial design to front cover, title to spine gilt, green endpapers, top edge green, fore edge untrimmed. Housed in the pubisher's pictorial slipcase, with paper title label to rear. Contents clean and unmarked; a fine, bright copy in the original slipcase with a little minor soiling. First edition in English, first issue with photograph to the front cover only. Originally published in German in 1922, Hesse's landmark novel of spiritual discovery, Siddharta's presentation of Buddhism and the struggle for enlightenment would go on to have a significant impact on the hippy subculture.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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