Published by Oxford University Press, 1947
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hardcover with illustrated DJ. Green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No date on title page. Copyright page dated 1947. 181 pages. DJ taped along top and bottom edges to keep closed tears from separating further. Minor fading along front and rear covers of DJ. Top inch of DJ on spine partially torn away. Illustration of a cow on front cover of DJ. "Probably Rs. 6 each volume" printed on rear cover of DJ. Rs. 6 printed at bottom of front flap of DJ. Boards are neat and tidy. Black lettering on spine is clean and legible. Small 1 inch faded purple stamp mark on front attached endpaper. Pages are lightly toned but neat, text is legible. Binding strong and tight. Very Good. Please contact us with questions or if you would like to see photographs.
Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege/Oxford University Press, Madras INDIA, 1947
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Madras, INDIA: Geoffrey Cumberlege/Oxford University Press, 1947. First Edition. Very Good hardcover/Good dust jacket (in mylar); black lettered green cloth; color endpapers; green tinted top edge;181 pages. Raja Rao (1908-2006), author of distinguished, award-winning novels, Kanthapura and Serpent and the Rope. Citation from the Foreword by the author, Raja Rao, dated 22 August, 1946, Bombay: "Historically (and how long, long ago it was) I wrote these stories and I must own them. I own them.".
Published by London Oxford University Press First published, February 1947 [Verso of title page reads as follows: "Printed in India by R.N. Habbu at the Usha Press, Mysore City, and Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege Oxford University Press, Madras, (Paper Issue Card N., 1947
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. v-vii1-181p. Pictorial endpapers with Champak Library imprint. Green cloth with black letters. Colorful pictorial jacket in yellow, green, black and white wih a prominent cow's head on front panel. Born in India in 1908, Raja Rao is a towering figure in Indian English language fiction. OCLC lists some 50 works of biography and/or literary criticism related to him. An award-winning author, who was also Professor of Indian Philosophy in the University of Texas, 1965-1980, Rao wrote several other books, among which are KANTHAPURA (1938) and THE SERPENT AND THE ROPE (1960). THE COW OF THE BARRRICADES, his only collection of short stories, includes the following titles: Javni, The Little Gram Shop, The True Story of Kanakapala Protector of Gold, Akkayya, Naraiga, A Client, In Khandesh, Companions, and The Cow of the Barricades. Several of these stories appear here for the first time in English, e.g., The Little Gram Shop, Akkayya, and A Client. Very minor bump to upper right corner of front cover, else near fine/ Jacket is very lightly soiled with some slight rubbing to spine and with tine chips at top and bottom of spine and at corners, else Vg+.