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Rousseau, Samuel ed.]
The Flowers of Persian Literature, containing extracts from the most celebrated authors in prose and verse, with a translation into English, being intended as a companion to Sir William Jones’s Persian grammar, to which is prefixed an essay.
London: Printed for James Asperne by S. Rousseau, 1805. London: Printed for James Asperne by S. Rousseau. Very Good; 7.5 x 10.5 Original drab boards. Leaves lightly foxed. Very . Good condition. From the library of William Morris, famed textile designer . and founder of Kelmscott Press with the book label pasted in by his . estate. Bought by famed antiquarian book dealer James Tregaskis at the . 1898 Sotheby's sale of the Morris library.. 1805. Hardcover. Samuel Rousseau (1763-1820) was a British orientalist, and cousin of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. He had his printing press in London at Clerkenwell where he commissioned Arabic letters to create the first Arabic press in Great Britain. He compiled the first Arabic-English dictionary and translated and printed the first English language editions of several important Arabic and Persian works most prominently The Flowers of Persian Literature and Vocabulary of the Persian Language. This work contains several extracts of Persian literature, giving both the original Persian text and the English translation.<br><br>Full title: The Flowers of Persian Literature, containing extracts from the most celebrated authors in prose and verse, with a translation into English, being intended as a companion to Sir William Jones's Persian grammar, to which is prefixed an essay on the language and literature of Persia.; 2; xxii, 222 pp. .
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