HESSE, Hermann. Siddhartha.

(New York, NY): New Directions Books, 1951. First US trade edition. Octavo. 153 pages. Second issue with ‘Paterson’ spelled correctly. A novel that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. Originally published in 1922 the volume became influential during the 1960s. A very good copy, previous owner’s name / date to front endpaper (some off-setting to jacket flap) in a very good Alvin Lustig-designed dust jacket.


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