Two volumes. First editions, first printings. Publisher's original quarter green cloth over pictorial paper-covered boards, in dustwrappers. Each volume illustrated with several colour plates. Very good copies, the bindings square and firm with wear to the corners and a little rubbing to the extremities. The contents with a little cracking in places and some very light occasional spotting are otherwise in very good order, clean throughout and remain free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the almost very good dustwrappers which have chipping and loss the spine ends and corners, wear and loss to the folds of the second title, and some tape repairs verso (more so to the second title). Not price-clipped.
A scarce pair of titles by Y. G. Krishnamurti (1911-1977), published shortly after Gandhi's assassination in 1948, seeking to protect and promote Gandhi's philosophy, here presented in the early years of Indian independence as an ideology of 'Gandhism'. The second title also provides a detailed blueprint for the creation of a 'Gandhi Institute', through which his teachings would be manifested and communicated through a wide range of political, social and cultural means. Seldom seen in commerce.
Stock code: 19749