Category: Modern First Editions

THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH. Translated from the Original in Gujarati by Mahadev Desai. Stock code: 13188

Author / Artist:

Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand


Ahmedabad: Navajivan Press. 1927


First edition in English, first printing. Inscribed by the author in February 1928. Publisher's original khadi cloth with titles in dark blue to the upper board and spine. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. A very good copy, the binding firm with some bumping, rubbing and a little toning and marking at the extremities. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions. The tissue guard is spotted and there is a booksellers stamp to the top corner of the rear endpaper. Housed in a bespoke black quarter morocco solander case, with titles in gilt to the spine. The first volume of the author's autobiography, scarce in the first printing and rare in inscribed state. A second volume followed in 1929.




Inscribed, signed and dated February 1928 by Gandhi in blue ink at the bottom right of the frontispiece. Laid in is an original photograph of the recipient (holding this book) whilst talking with the author. The photograph is creased and nicked to the extremities. The reverse has a signed autograph statement about the meeting, further supported by a four page typed document in German concerning how and why they met.