The Indian Stories of F.W. Bain.

  • Bain, F.W.
  • London: Riccardi Press 1913


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13 vols., pp. xx, 97, [3]; xvi, 89, [3]; xiv, 60, [4]; xiv, 73, [3]; xvii, [i], 70, [4]; xviii, 73, [3]; xxii, 70, [4]; xviii, 94, [4]; xxi, [i], 100, [4]; xx, 103, [5]; xix, [i], 91, [5]; xvii, [i], 106, [4]; xxiv, 150, [4]. Original quarter buckram and blue paper boards, spine and front board lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, blue dustjackets printed in darker blue. The occasional spot here and there, some pencil markings to endpapers. Dustjackets sunned, particularly the spine panels of all but vols. 1 and 5, and chipped at corners and ends of spine panels, price information on dustjacket front panels corrected in ink or (on vol. 1) pasted over with ‘Advanced Price’ sticker.


The full set of the Riccardi Press reprints of F.W. Bain's fantasy novels, which claim to be translations of Sanskrit originals - though this was a mild hoax and the contents spring wholly from Bain's imagination and his own experience of Hindu traditions as a professor in the Indian Educational Service.

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