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1 Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890). The Kasidah (couplets) of Haji Abdu el-Yezdi: A Lay of the Higher Law. Translated and Annotated by his Friend and Pupil F. B. (Sir Richard F. Burton).
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1919 First Edition, thus. Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover Dan Sweeney. 
Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 9. LIMITED EDITION of 500 numbered copies, this is number 471, printed by John Henry Nash in handset Kinnerley type on handmade paper. Folio. 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches. [x], 52, [2] pp. Title page printed in red and black with an elaborate design by Dan Sweeney who also designed the 11 headpieces, un-opened; text clean, un-marked. Quarter vellum, marbled paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Fine. Introduction by Aurelia Henry Reinhardt (1877-1948). Reinhardt was an educator, social and peace activist, and President of Mills College for more than a quarter century. These poems were the work of Sir Richard Burton, not a translation; it is in essence a distillation of Sufi thought. Upon receiving a copy of this edition, T. J. Cobden-Sanderson wrote: "The Book itself is beautifully printed and built up. The title page is beautiful, beautifully balanced and enriched with color and design, and I have nothing but thanks to offer you for your kindness in permitting me to see and possess it." "The ample pages, with wide margins, and the head-bands in Persian style of decoration, form one of the loveliest books issued for The Book Club." O'Day. REFERENCES: Magee: The Hundredth Book, No. 9; O'Day, A Catalogue of Books Printed by John Henry Nash, pp. 11-12. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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