Publisher Bombay, India The Bombay Humanitarian League 1938
Seller ID 007687
First edition, 1000 copies, January 1938, so stated. Printed and presumed bound in India. Beige buckram binding, with black-stamped emblems, lettering and ruling. 10.75 x 7.25 inches. Moderately bumped spine head and tail, with moderately bumped rear corners. Text block firmly bound in. With xvi and 235 numbered pages, and with numerous illustrations, drawings, charts and the like, including several full-page plates on coated white stock. Also included is a pull-out chart, The Dietetic Survey of India. Minor offsetting to the pastedowns and opposite FEPs. Moderate age-toning to the pages. Tiny dog-ears to the lower corner of the last several pages, quite minor. Else an impressively clean copy. Gently read. The original dust jacket survives only in the form of the two flaps, each flap with a publisher's blurb. A Very Good Minus copy. Fairly scarce in any condition. It would be unfortunate to dismiss this book as a mere curiosity or eccentricity. The author makes a serious case for vegetarianism and for protection of the cow. The book is wide-ranging, in-depth and refreshingly straightforward. Persons referenced include M. K. Gandhi: "Among its many contributions, the idea of man's identity with the dumb creation is a unique one. To me cow worship is a great idea which is capable of expansion."