A RUMI ANTHOLOGY; Containing Selected Poems from THE MATHAVI and the DIVAN OF SHAMS OF TABRIZ by the Great Persian Sufi Poet Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi 1207 -1273 AD. Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi.
A RUMI ANTHOLOGY; Containing Selected Poems from THE MATHAVI and the DIVAN OF SHAMS OF TABRIZ by the Great Persian Sufi Poet Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi 1207 -1273 AD.

A RUMI ANTHOLOGY; Containing Selected Poems from THE MATHAVI and the DIVAN OF SHAMS OF TABRIZ by the Great Persian Sufi Poet Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi 1207 -1273 AD.

Tehran: Farhang sara (Yassavoli) Publications, 1995.

Limited Edition.

Limited edition of 1000 copies. English text by Karim Emami. With 18 full-colour original illustrations by Master Majid Mehregan, Reza Bidabadi, Abdollah Hajivand and Sahameh Ebn-Nasir. Calligraphy by Seyed Mohammad Ehsa'i. Compiled by Bahman Parsa. Introduction in Farsi and English by Jamal Al Ahmad.

Beshnow aznei chun hekdyat mikonad

Hearken to this Reed forlorn,
Breathing, even since 'twas torn
From its rushy bed, a strain,
Of impassioned love and pain.

The opening lines from the Prelude to Book One of "Mathnavi", as rendered into English by the famous Rumi scholar Reynold A. Nicolson. The reed flute is used as a symbol throughout the allegorical poems, signifying 'the soul emptied of self and filled with divine spirit."

Item #1585

Folio, bound in cloth-backed boards with original (mildly edgeworn) dustwrapper, 44 pages, 18 tipped in colour plates and 4 tipped in black & white plates, a near fine copy.

Price: $400.00