1913 Rare Book - THE ROSE GARDEN OF PERSIA by Louisa Stuart Costello. Persian Poetry.
Author: Costello, Louise Stuart. (illustrator, Gardner, Frederick).
Title: The Rose Garden of Persia.
Publisher: No place, T.N. Foulis Publishers, no date (circa 1913). First thus: First Foulis edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 5 ".
Pages: 188 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good full leather binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed - as shown, small tears and chips to the outer edges of covers, elaborate diamond-shaped design to front board - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Very uncommon binding.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some pages unopened, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with 4 tipped-in color plates after paintings by Frederick Gardner (complete).
The book: Very nice edition of Costello's Rose Garden of Persia (1887) which contains versions of poems or poem extracts taken from Persian, illustrated with imitations of Persian illuminations. There were reissues in 1888, 1899 and 1913.
The author: Louisa Stuart Costello (9 October 1799 – 24 April 1870) was an Anglo-Irish writer on travel and French history, said to have been born either in Ireland or Sussex.
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