Ghazels from the Divan of Hafiz Done Into English By Justin Huntly McCarthy.
McCarthy, Justin Huntly (translator)

London: David Nutt, 1893. F vii + 151 pages; Justin Huntly McCarthy (1859-1936) Irish author and nationalist politician, in his dedication to this group of versus, states "...They are but a handful chosen at all adventure from the thousand pearls of the chaplet of Hafiz...the few represent the many. There are those who see in the verses of Hafiz the quintessence of mysticism..." - of the verses of the Persian lyric poet, known by his pen name Ha-fez (C. 1325/26-1389/90); tipped-in at front endpaper is a small envelope containing a couple of news cuttings regarding McCarthy and the book; also tipped-in at front are a couple of additional bookseller catalog entries for the title and at the half-title page is a longer newspaper column-size obituary of the father, also Justin McCarthy, "Irish Historian and Novelist won Distinction as a Political Leader"; nicely printed at set-out at the Chiswick Press Charles Whittingham & Co.; one of a thousand copies, 800 for England, 200 for America; bound in the original yapp-edged blue-green paper-covered boards, titled in Arabic script on the front cover, spine in English; some edge, tips wear to boards, yapp edges chipped, spine paper covering half gone (leaving the top, and all titling); contents in good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 21164)

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