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Beautiful Books/ Fate and the Butterfly by Forrest Halsey, New York: B.W.Dodge & Company 1909, Beautiful Antique Books

Beautiful Books/ Fate and the Butterfly by Forrest Halsey, New York: B.W.Dodge & Company 1909, Beautiful Antique Books

This is an illustrated and illuminated copy of the collection of poems (dīvān) by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiz al-Shīrāzī (fl. eighth century AH / fourteenth CE), produced in India, possibly Kashmir, in the thirteenth century AH / nineteenth CE. It opens with an illuminated headpiece with the doxological formula (basmalah) (fol. 1b); there are twenty illustrations. The lacquer binding with central floral design is contemporary with the manuscript.

This is an illustrated and illuminated copy of the collection of poems (dīvān) by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiz al-Shīrāzī (fl. eighth century AH / fourteenth CE), produced in India, possibly Kashmir, in the thirteenth century AH / nineteenth CE. It opens with an illuminated headpiece with the doxological formula (basmalah) (fol. 1b); there are twenty illustrations. The lacquer binding with central floral design is contemporary with the manuscript.

Front cover from Quality street, a comedy in four acts, by James Matthew Barrie, London, 1913.

Front cover from Quality street, a comedy in four acts, by James Matthew Barrie, London, 1913.

On Newfound River by Thomas Nelson Page, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1906 | Beautiful Antique Books

On Newfound River by Thomas Nelson Page, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1906 | Beautiful Antique Books

22 Absolutely Stunning Victorian Book Covers

22 Absolutely Stunning Victorian Book Covers

1885 ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS RARE VICTORIAN FINE BINDING THOUSAND AND ONE

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