A month ago Books and Vines took a look at the very nice 1965 Limited Editions Club (LEC) edition of Bhagavad Gita, along with the Easton Press edition which sprang from it. This year, Folio Society (FS) announced the publication of a new edition of Bhagavad Gita. Thanks to LibraryThing user ParadigmTree, Books and Vines is happy to present to you a series of pictures of this handsome new publication, along with colophon information.
The FS edition uses the translation from Juan Mascaró (1897 – 1987). This translation is one of the most popular English translations of Bhagavad Gita. Illustrations are by Anna Bhushan, a promising young artist who has won many awards and been in many exhibitions over the past decade. This edition includes an introduction by Amit Chaudhuri, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a well recognized Indian-English author and classical musician.
The binding of the book looks fantastic, certainly apropos for the subject matter. I just love the front cover. The illustrations appear to be nicely done, with a good number of them to break up the text. I appreciate the numbering of the text. At just under $70 US Dollars, this is a nice potential alternative to the much older (and harder to find in fine condition) LEC.
About the Folio Society Edition
- Published in 2011
- Translated into English from Sanskrit by Juan Mascaro (first published by Penguin Books in 1962)
- Illustrated with 26 colour and 2 black and white illustrations by Anna Bhushan
- Introduction by Amit Chaudhuri
- Set in Perpetua by The Folio Society
- Printed on Abbey Wove paper at Memminger Medien Centrum AG, Memmingen, Germany
- Quarter-bound in cloth by Lachenmaier, Reutlingen, Germany, with Modigliani paper sides, printed with a design by the artist.
- 11″ X 7.25″, 120 pages
- Comes with a navy blue slipcase