BURTON, RICHARD. 1821-1890. The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi. Translated and Annotated by his Friend and Pupil, F.B. London: Privately printed (but Bernard Quaritch), [1880].

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BURTON, RICHARD. 1821-1890.
The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi. Translated and Annotated by his Friend and Pupil, F.B. London: Privately printed (but Bernard Quaritch), [1880].

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11 Apr 2016, 10:00 EDT

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BURTON, RICHARD. 1821-1890.
The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi. Translated and Annotated by his Friend and Pupil, F.B. London: Privately printed (but Bernard Quaritch), [1880].
4to (204 x 274 mm). iv, 34 pp. Original printed yellow wrappers. Wrappers partially detached, spine somewhat darkened, minor crease to one corner of upper wrapper, overall a clean, attractive copy, slipcase with shelfwear.

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of this distillation of Sufi thought generally considered to be written by, rather than translated by, Burton. Penzer speculates that the entire first edition, first and second issues, did not exceed 200 copies. Penzer pp 97-8.
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