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The Bakhtyar Nama: a Persian Romance. Translated from a Manuscript Text by Sir William Ouseley. Edited by W. A. Clouston
[n.p.]: privately printed [by William Burns of Larkhall, Lanarkshire], 1883. One of 300 copies. li, [i], 232 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary olive morocco by J. Leighton, Brewer St., covers with gilt-ruled border with small arabesque cornerpieces, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third compartments, the others with repeat decoration in gilt centered on a stylized floral sprig tool, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt (light scuffing to extremities). Provenance: Janey Morris (presentation inscription from Clouston 'To Mrs. Morris / from the Editor' on ffep. INSCRIBED TO JANE MORRIS A fine copy with an important provenance, probably bound for presentation. Ouseley's translation was first published in 1800 but by the 1880s was rare: Clouston, an Orkney-born folk-lorist, took the view that it was worth reprinting. He contributed to Burton's Supplemental Arabian Nights. William Morris's interest in the sagas and Clouston's work on folk-lore would probably be where their circles of interest intersected?
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