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Book Description

Very good black cloth covers. Spine a little worn in parts. Scarce original dust jacket which is worn soiled but near complete with loss to the top head of spine. Internally fine with 8 full page ills by Kettlewell.
Dealer Notes
Gulistan, The (rose garden) A collection of didactic fables in rhymed prose with interspersed verses by the Persian poet Sadi, written in 1258.
The Gulistan is made up of eight chapters or divisions, each one treating a different subject. They are “The Manners of Kings,” “The Morals of Dervishes,” “On the Excellence of Contentment,” “On the Advantages of Silence,” “On Love and Youth,” “On Weakness and Old Age,” “On the Effects of Education,” and “On Rules for Conduct of Life.”
One of the problems encountered by the book’s English translators was Sadi’s continual reference to lovemaking among boys, which the poet considered perfectly normal. James Rose, who translated the book in 1823, changed the male gender to the female and decided on “the process of leaving out of the translation a few words of the Persian text.”
Author Burton, Sir Richard
Date 1928
Binding Cloth
Publisher Philip Allan
Illustrator John Kettelwell
Condition Very Good -
Pages 256

Price: £150.00

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