Title: Persian Classics: Sketch of the Life and Writings of Ferdusi, A Persian Poet Who Flourished in the 10th Century & A Century of Ghazels, or, A Hundred Odes, Selected and Translated From the Diwan of Hafiz, A Persian Lyrical Poet, 1876
Author: Ferdusi and Diwan of Hafiz
Publisher: London, Published by Williams & Norgate
An extremely scarce late 19th century set of works containing the biography and life of Ferdowsi, 10th century Persian poet and author of the Shahnameh, or Book of King. Celebrated as one of the most influential figures of Persian literature, Ferdowsi is also viewed as one of the greatest in the history of literature. Additionally, are a selection of poetical odes taken from Divan of Hafez, a collection of poems from the titular 14th century Persian poet, whose collected works are regarded by many Iranians as a pinnacle of Persian literature
Worldcat does not record any existing copies of this set in libraries, though it does records 11 copies of the first work, and several dozen of the latter.
Two works in two volumes in 32mo, 177+XIII+171, XVIII+168 pages
On note of condition, these volumes are in good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the bindings. There is light foxing throughout.