Eight Lectures by Swami Abhedananda. Vedanta Society. "Copyright, 1900, by SWAMI ABHEDANANDA, NEW YORK" stated with no additional printings. 5" x 7" 141 total pages (lectures are paginated individually) Hardcover with no dust jacket. Bright gilt lettering on front cover and spine. `Wear somewhat heavy on cover tips and top and bottom of the spine. Weiser Books label inside the front cover. Erasure mark and previous owner gifting dated 1900 on the first blank page. A little water stain on the bottom of the first few pages. A few pages have corner folds. Errata slip after lecture 'Cosmic Evolution and Its Purpose'. Smudges on the last page of that lecture. The next page is loose. I find no other previous owner markings. No tears, other folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with only looseness to the one page. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. sIH27b
Lectures are entitled: The Way to the Blessed Life, The Scientific Basis of Religion, Cosmic Evolution and Its Purpose, The Philosophy of Good and Evil, Does the Soul Exist After Death? , The Relation of Soul to God, The Word and the Cross in Ancient India, The Motherhood of God. 'The Way to the Blessed Life' is used on the title page.
"Swami Abhedananda (2 October 1866 – 8 September 1939), born Kaliprasad Chandra, was a direct disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of Ramakrishna Vedanta Math. Swami Vivekananda sent him to the West to head the Vedanta Society of New York in 1897, and spread the message of Vedanta, a theme on which he authored several books through his life, and subsequently founded the Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and Darjeeling." - wikipedia