The first English edition of the autobiography of Mohandas Gandhi, titled The Story of My Experiments With Truth, in exceptionally scarce dust jacket. Octavo, [two volumes], [xii], 602pp; viii, 608pp. Bound in “khadi” cloth, title printed in black on spine and front covers. Uneven toning to cloth with Volume I showing a slightly darker shade. Uncut edges. Frontispiece portraits of Gandhi with tissue covers in both volumes. Booksellers stamp on front end paper of both volumes. Volume II with exceptionally scarce dust jacket, wear along top edge of spine with small damp stain, title printed in blue on spine and front panel.
Comments: This publication was first serialized in the Gujarati magazine, Navjivan, from 1925-1929. It covers the life of Gandhi from his early childhood through 1921. The work was encouraged by Swami Anand, a close associate of Gandhi, who saw the need for a better understanding of Gandhi’s past and the motivation for his public campaigns.