The World of Jeeves

20160817_190534.jpg
20160817_190710Author:
 P.G. Wodehouse
Title: The World of Jeeves
Publisher: Harper & Row
Place of publication: New York
Year of publication: 1989
Place of purchase: College Street
Ownership: Secondhand, gift
General comments: This book was a birthday gift from Anushka, long before we thought of Endpapers.
Transcription of inscription:
Apr 25th 2002
To my dearest Dida,
I want you to have this book, the short stories of which I have re-read countless times, for several reasons. You can say, compare Jeeves to Xavier – with Xavier indubitably coming out the winner. Second and most importantly – it is my favourite book – the principal Upanishads and Sartre are no match for it.
Your Raja Babu
[facing page]
Also! Today is Shweta’s Aashirbad. I hope to live a long happy and prosperous life with her. We are very much alike. She is intelligent and beautiful, and I have been called handsome since I was 2. We shall forge ahead in simplicity, love, pomp, passion and – love again. I know we have your blessings.
Your Grandson, Babu
Submitted by: Sujaan Mukherjee & Anushka Sen

Jibananda Das-er Sreshtha Kabita [Jibanananda Das’s Finest Poems]

20160813_16122720160813_161155Author: Jibanananda Das
Title: Jibananda Das-er Sreshtha Kabita [Jibanananda Das’s Finest Poems]
Year of publication: 1984
Place of publication: Kolkata
Ownership: Not in ownership; seen in Golpark
General comments: Spotted at a Golpark secondhand book shop.
Transcription of inscription:
শ্রী প্রভাতকুমার বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়
[Sri Prabhat Kumar Bandyopadhyay]
02.02.98
Submitted by: Sujaan Mukherjee

Tenida Samagra [The Collected Teni-da]

20160813_161311Author: Narayan Gangopadhyay
Title: Tenida Samagra [The Collected Teni-da]
Editor: Pranab Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Ananda
Place of publication: Kolkata
Ownership: Not in ownership; seen in Golpark
General comments: Spotted this emphatic statement of possession at a Golpark secondhand book shop. Three names written with mixed scripts (bangla and Roman) are written: Imon, Arka, Arnab. But it appears the claim has been made by Imon who has traced a dotted line from the statement, ‘The one and only owner of this book is’, down to his own name. Most appropriate for a Teni-da book, no?
Transcription of inscription:
এই বইটির একমাত্র অধিকারী…
ই M অন
অ R ক
A র N ব
Submitted by: Sujaan Mukherjee

The Moon Princess

20160813_161123Author: David Bolt20160813_161054
Title: The Moon Princess
Publisher: Hamlyn
Year of publication: 1969
Ownership: Not in ownership; seen in Golpark
General comments: The book is illustrated by Susan Gibson. It is a school prize.
Transcription of inscription:
Assembly of God Church School
Awarded to
Name: Sujata Sanyal
Class: III
For 1st Prize
[signature]
Chairman
Board of Management
[signature] R Shaw
Principal
Date December 12th 1975
Submitted by: Sujaan Mukherjee