HAMSA

Full title:

  • HAMSA – An Organ of Wholeness Dedicated to the Upholding of the Ideal of Harmonic Cooperation and Synthesis and to the Establishment of a Living Civilization Animated by the Conscious Realization in Every Individual of the Living God (all issues held)

Editor: Rudhyar, Dane (all issues)

Publication credits:

  • Rudhyar, Brookline, Mass. (all issues held)

Holdings:

  • Number One[1]. (Former owner’s pink-pencilled underlining and marginal notes to pp. 12-14.) [Front cover] + 16 + [rear cover]
  • Number Two, 1932. (Later stamp of HAMSA PUBLICATIONS, 2725 Tesla Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. to foot of title page.) [Front cover backed with literary citation] + [1] + [pp. 18-32] + [rear cover backed with ‘Mantram’]
  • Number Three.[2] [Front cover backed with statement about publication] + [1] + [pp. 34-48] + [rear cover backed with literary citation]
  • Number Four. [Front cover backed with change of address notice[3]] + [1] + [pp. 50-64] + [rear cover backed with literary citation]
  • Number Five, 1932. (Marked foxing and some staining to covers.) [Front cover backed with symbolic discussion] + [1] + [pp. 66-80] + [rear cover backed with literary citation]
  • Number Six, 1932. [Front cover backed with editorial notice[4]] + [1] + [pp. 82-96] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]
  • Number Seven, 1932. [Front cover backed with editorial notice] + [1] + [pp. 98-112] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]
  • Number Eight, 1932. [Front cover backed with editorial notice] + [1] + [pp. 114-128] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]
  • Number Nine, 1932. [Front cover backed with editorial notice] + [1] + [pp. 130-144] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]
  • Number One, 1933. [Front cover backed with editorial] + [1] + [pp. 2-16] + [rear cover backed with advertisements]
  • Number Two, 1933. [Front cover backed with editorial] + [1] + [pp. 18-32] + [rear cover backed with advertisement]
  • Number Three, 1933. [Front cover backed with editorial] + [1] + [pp.34-48] + [rear cover backed with advertisement]
  • Number Four, 1933. [Front cover backed with editorial] + [1] + [pp.50-64] + [rear cover backed with article]

Binding format and presentation notes:

  • All issues in original separate oversized lightly textured paper covers. Staplebound pamphlets

 

[1] This issue is undated. According to library records, it was published in late 1931

[2] Although this and the following issue revert to being undated, it is clear from the pagination and consistent cover colour that they belong in this first year of publication

[3] This declares a ‘temporary’ move of the managerial office to South California, the temporary address being given as: Rudhyar, 384 Griffith Park and Los Feliz Boulevards, Hollywood, California

[4] This gives another change of address notice, to 2725 Tesla Avenue, Los Angeles, California

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