The Song of the Paramahamsa [Olcott Foundation Award 1940] RUTH COLLIER Theosophy Theosophical Society Art


Title: The Song of the Paramahamsa [Olcott Foundation Award - Nineteen Hundred Forty]

Author: Ruth Collier

Description: Staple-bound in wraps with illustrated front cover. Inscribed by Ruth Collier's husband, Richard Sharpe, on the inside of the front cover. Light wear along the fore-edge of the front cover. Four full-page illustrations. 24 pages. 11 x 7.75 inches. Three copies noted on OCLC. (Henry S. Olcott Memorial Library, LOC, Brown University).

A scarce copy of The Song of the Paramahamsa, a long-form poem by Ruth Collier (1897-1975), for which she won an Olcott Foundation Award in 1940. The poem is accompanied by four of her original illustrations and was published by the Theosophical Press at the Olcott Campus.

Ruth Collier was a member of the Portland Lodge (Oregon) and married Richard Sharpe VI [aka Jr] of the New York Lodge on Sept. 9, 1940 [ref: November 1940 issue of The American Theosophist]. Mr. Sharpe was educated at the Parsons School of Design in New York and did the illustrations for two of his Ruth's books.

Binding: Softcover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Theosophical Press, Olcott
Place: Wheaton, Illinois
Year: 1940

Keywords: Theosophy, theosophical, Olcott Foundation,

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