THE ROSE GARDEN OF PERSIA. Louisa Stuart COSTELLO.

THE ROSE GARDEN OF PERSIA

London and Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis, [1913]. First Thus. Fine Binding. First Foulis edition. Duodecimo. 7 3/4 in (19.5 cm) tall; [xiv] 189 [1] adverts pp. Publisher's blue morocco with four raised bands; rich gilt decorations to spine and to paper-covered boards. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. 12 title and section illuminated pages and 4 tipped-in color plates from paintings by Frederick Gardner with captions; all with tissue guards. Decorated headpieces and tailpieces. Marbled endpapers. Printed on Japanese vellum. About 30 pages unopened. Introduction and chapter on Persian ornament followed by descriptive passages and translations of "all the most important Persian poets by various translators." Clear protective cover. Corners slightly bruised, verso of front free endpaper with small owner label, first blank with blind owner stamp. Elfick and Harris 73. Near fine with no dust jacket as issued. Item #831

Price: $395.00

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