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Presentation copy

17.

Hafiz; Gertrude Lowthian Bell,

POEMS FROM THE DIVAN OF HAFIZ

London, William Heinemann, 1897. First edition. 8vo. 151,(1)pp. Green buckram, spine

title gilt.

Publisher's Presentation Copy, so embossed on the half-title and a few following pages.

Binding lightly darkened with age at spine and along top; light wear to edges; some

offset on the front endpapers from a laid-in article, else this is a very good copy and

better than normally seen. Protected in a custom made morocco backed clamshell case,

gilt spine title.

With the bookplate of photographer P. H. Hood. The bookplate depicts nudes pursuing

various arts. It is signed Emery Walker Ph. Sc.

Hafiz, or Hafez, was a 14th century Persian poet, a master of the likes of Omar

Khayyam. He used wine as a concept to describe the intoxicating oneness with the

divine. Gertrude Bell has rendered his poetry into sublime English. "Lady, thou hast my

heart within thy hand..."

This is Bell's second book, with her extensive

introduction covering over one third of the text, and

notes following the poetry. Less than 20 years later

she was in Baghdad, as T. E. Lawrence was in Cairo,

both working for Britain to resolve the Arab War.

$600

20179

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Giraldus, Cambrensis,

THE ITINERARY OF ARCHBISHOP BALDWIN

THROUGH WALES,

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London, Printed for William Miller, 1806. First edition in English. Large

4to. 2 vols. (12),cxcii,220,(4);(6),440,(4)pp. Indices. Complete with 59

engraved plates (including a hand-colored folding map) and a second large,

hand-colored folding map at rear of Vol. II. Old calf over marbled boards

(rubbed), tips worn. Spines in 6 compartments with raised bands; gilt. A

few of the plates are foxed. A very attractive wide-margined copy. Lowndes

says that the editor's annotations and notes are particularly valuable

Lowndes, p. 896.

$1500

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