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Moore, Thomas.
Lalla Rookh. An Oriental Romance.
London, Lomgman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1861 18 x 23 cm, xxiv, 381 pages. With sixty-nine illustrations from original drawings by John Tenniel, engraved on wood by the brothers Dalziel; and five ornamental pages of Persian design by T. Sulman, jun. engraved on wood by H.N. Woods. Full leather binding with elaborate ornamental designs by James Hayday (1796 - 1872). Small binders stamp on front paste-down. Gilt decorations on boards and spine. Gilt title on spine. All edges gilt. Very good condition. Fair amount of rubbing and bumping to boards, corners and spine. Some abrasion.Some age darkening throughout. Small stain on title page. Name of previous owner inscribed to ‚half title' page. Lalla Rookh is an Oriental romance by Thomas Moore, published in 1817. The title is taken from the name of the heroine of the frame tale, the daughter of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The work consists of four narrative poems with a connecting tale in prose. Engaged to the young king of Bactria, Lalla Rookh goes forth to meet him, but falls in love with Feramorz, a poet from her entourage. The bulk of the work consists of four interpolated tales sung by the poet: The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan (loosely based upon the story of Al-Muqanna), Paradise and the Peri, The Fire-Worshippers, and The Light of the Harem. When Lalla Rookh enters the palace of her bridegroom she swoons away, but revives at the sound of a familiar voice. She awakes with rapture to find that the poet she loves is none other than the prince to whom she is engaged. The name Lalla Rookh, or Lala-Rukh, means „tulip cheek … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: West Coast Rare Books [Ireland]

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