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Bodenstedt, Friedrich von
Die Lieder des Mirza-Schaffy mit einem Prolog von Friedrich von Bodenstedt. [The Songs Of Mirza-Schaffy with a Prologue by Friedrich von Bodenstedt]
Berlin: Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofdruckerei (R. von Decker), 1875. Berlin: Verlag der Königlichen Geheimen Ober-Hofdruckerei (R. von Decker),, 1875. Hardcover. Near fine/very good. A Near Fine copy of The Songs of Mirza-Schaffy with a Prologue by the German writer, translator, and critic Friedrich von Bodenstedt (1819-1892), in the Publisher's original blue boards with the front board and spine lettered and decorated in gilt and with all edges of the closed page block in gilt as well (some lean to the left, tiny push to the top edge of several pages). Being not only a beautiful copy but also a RARE one, the book wears its RARE original dust jacket and its EVEN RARER underjacket. (The dust jacket shows multiple tears as well as some chipping and a few tape repairs -- apparently archival -- to the verso, and the underjacket has been bifurcated and shows general wear as well.) First published in 1851, this collection of poems, written in an Oriental style, was instantly successful. In producing this book, Von Bodenstedt translated poems by Azerbaijani and Persian Poets (although he later sought to pass them off as his own work.) Per Wikipedia: "The success of this work can only be compared with that of Edward FitzGerald's Omar Khayyám, produced in somewhat similar circumstances, but differed from it in being immediate. It has gone through 160 editions in Germany, and has been translated into almost all literary languages. The celebrity is not undeserved, for although Bodenstedt does not attain the poetical elevation of FitzGerald, his translation conveys a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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