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Gibran, The Prophet, 1979 & Young, A Study Of Gibran 1970, illustrated
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Lot of two books:

"This Man from Lebanon: A Study of Kahlil Gibran" by Barbara Young. Published by Alfred A. Knopf / Borzoi Books, New York, first edition, 17th printing October 1970. [1st printing was issued January 1945].

And

"The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran, illustrated with 12 full page mono plates by the author, published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, First Edition, stated 102nd Printing, January 1979 [1st printing was issued in September 1923].

"The Prophet": Hard boards, original publisher's black cloth gold stamped spine and front board [some cloth wear: see photos]; 5.1/2" x 8.1/2", inscription on the front endpaper dated 1979; frontispiece and 11 plates [all plates are present]; 96 pages + colophon, printed on high quality cream colored laid paper, a little soiling, some wear, a few page folds, very good condition.

"This Man From Lebanon": dust jacket with original un-clipped price on the front flap [wear, soiling, creases: see photos]; hard boards, original publisher's black cloth gold stamped spine and front board [some cloth wear: see photos]; 5.1/2" x 8.1/4", name and '71 on the front endpaper; 188 pages + colophon, 8 plates [from the 11 listed plates, frontispiece and two plates are missing] printed on high quality cream colored paper a little soiling, some wear, a few page folds, c. 10 pages have pencil and pen underlines [see photos]; very good condition.

Kahlil Gibran published "The Prophet" in 1923 and saw immediate success, but its real popularity came after his death. It remains popular today, providing insight and spiritual significance to ordinary human experiences. Gibran is the third-bestselling poet in history after William Shakespeare and Laozi. Gibran poetically addresses topics such as "Love" and "Marriage" as well as more mundane ones like "Work" and "Talking". Gibran's "spiritual fiction" does not shy away from deeper aspects of human life, either. Almustafa, the prophet, speaks also about "Good and Evil", "Joy and Sorrow", and even "Death". The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.

"This Man from Lebanon" was written by a woman who spent the last seven years of Gibran's life with him. The author, Barbara Young, writes: "This book is not a rehearsal of genealogy, not a family tree. It is a simple story of the great man as I found him during the seven years that immediately preceded his death. The years when his gifts and his consciousness were at their height . . . "

Henrietta Breckenridge Boughton (1878-1961), better known by her pen name Barbara Young, was an American art and literary critic in the 1920s, as well as a poet. She met Kahlil Gibran at a reading of The Prophet organized by rector William Norman Guthrie in St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery and served as his secretary from 1925 until his death. She revised and published Gibran's book The Garden of the Prophet, after Mary Haskell made her revisions. Her book This Man from Lebanon: A Study of Kahlil Gibran was published by Alfred A. Knopf on January 15, 1945. Some of her writing was featured in Thomas Moult's anthology The Best Poems of 1931.

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Canada: 1st Class (c 2-6 weeks) -- $26.50
World: 1st Class (c 2-7 weeks) --- $34.50
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Gibran, The Prophet, 1979 & Young, A Study Of Gibran 1970, illustrated

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4285: Gibran, The Prophet, 1979 & Young, A Study Of Gibran 1970, illustrated
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Lot of two books:

"This Man from Lebanon: A Study of Kahlil Gibran" by Barbara Young. Published by Alfred A. Knopf / Borzoi Books, New York, first edition, 17th printing October 1970. [1st printing was issued January 1945].

And

"The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran, illustrated with 12 full page mono plates by the author, published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, First Edition, stated 102nd Printing, January 1979 [1st printing was issued in September 1923].

"The Prophet": Hard boards, original publisher's black cloth gold stamped spine and front board [some cloth wear: see photos]; 5.1/2" x 8.1/2", inscription on the front endpaper dated 1979; frontispiece and 11 plates [all plates are present]; 96 pages + colophon, printed on high quality cream colored laid paper, a little soiling, some wear, a few page folds, very good condition.

"This Man From Lebanon": dust jacket with original un-clipped price on the front flap [wear, soiling, creases: see photos]; hard boards, original publisher's black cloth gold stamped spine and front board [some cloth wear: see photos]; 5.1/2" x 8.1/4", name and '71 on the front endpaper; 188 pages + colophon, 8 plates [from the 11 listed plates, frontispiece and two plates are missing] printed on high quality cream colored paper a little soiling, some wear, a few page folds, c. 10 pages have pencil and pen underlines [see photos]; very good condition.

Kahlil Gibran published "The Prophet" in 1923 and saw immediate success, but its real popularity came after his death. It remains popular today, providing insight and spiritual significance to ordinary human experiences. Gibran is the third-bestselling poet in history after William Shakespeare and Laozi. Gibran poetically addresses topics such as "Love" and "Marriage" as well as more mundane ones like "Work" and "Talking". Gibran's "spiritual fiction" does not shy away from deeper aspects of human life, either. Almustafa, the prophet, speaks also about "Good and Evil", "Joy and Sorrow", and even "Death". The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.

"This Man from Lebanon" was written by a woman who spent the last seven years of Gibran's life with him. The author, Barbara Young, writes: "This book is not a rehearsal of genealogy, not a family tree. It is a simple story of the great man as I found him during the seven years that immediately preceded his death. The years when his gifts and his consciousness were at their height . . . "

Henrietta Breckenridge Boughton (1878-1961), better known by her pen name Barbara Young, was an American art and literary critic in the 1920s, as well as a poet. She met Kahlil Gibran at a reading of The Prophet organized by rector William Norman Guthrie in St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery and served as his secretary from 1925 until his death. She revised and published Gibran's book The Garden of the Prophet, after Mary Haskell made her revisions. Her book This Man from Lebanon: A Study of Kahlil Gibran was published by Alfred A. Knopf on January 15, 1945. Some of her writing was featured in Thomas Moult's anthology The Best Poems of 1931.

Note:
Country restrictions may apply - the lesser expansive Priority or 1st Class shipping may not be available to all countries.

US: Priority (c 2-4 days) -------- $10.50
Canada: 1st Class (c 2-6 weeks) -- $26.50
World: 1st Class (c 2-7 weeks) --- $34.50
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