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Saadi: The Gulistan... preface by R. W. Emerson.
Regular price $400.00
[Emerson, Ralph Waldo.] [Sadi]. Saadi, Musle-Hudeen Sheik of Shiraz. The Gulistan or Rose Garden. Translated from the original by Francis Gladwin. With and Essay on Saadi's life and genius, by James Ross, and a preface by R. W. Emerson. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1865. First American edition. Octavo, 379pp. Original green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on cover and spine. With the patina of age one might expect in such a volume, a very good copy which shows quite better than that sounds. First American Edition of a landmark literary work in Persion; poems and stories written in 1259 C. E. by one of the most esteemed Persion poets. With a 13-page preface by Emerson. With an 1865 ownership initials "M. D. V. D." i.e. Dr. Mathews Dyckman Van Doren, and his daughter Amelia Van Doren, future wife of Civil Woar general Edward H. Ripley, with small hand lettered label. With the Carolyn Wells bookplate. A scarce item, a nice copy. BAL 5247. (#kfk86) $400