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Book Number 2071 
Author Sadi 1184-1291 
Title The Gulistan or Rose Garden of Sa’di 
Date 1888 
Publisher Kama Shastra Society 
Place of Publication Benares 
Edition Printed privately 
Volume Information  
Cover contemporary full vellume, with single straight lined blind toole boarder. Flat spine title in gilt. 
Size 8vo 
Condition An uncut copy. Water damage to lower left hand portion of upper board and lower right hand portion of lower board not affecting the interior. 
Pagination P. title, blank, contents, blank, introduction V-VIII, 1-282. 
Translation Info  
Notes Sadi the prominante persian poet studied in Baghdad, where he met Suhrawardi, the founder of the Ishraqi or "Illumination" School whose original writings, attempted a synthesis of Zoroastrian, Platonic, and Islamic ideas; interpreting the Platonic Ideas in terms of Zoroastrian angelology. The "Orient" of his "Oriental Theosophy" is the symbolic Orient, the East and the dawn as the symbol of Spiritual Light and Knowledge. Sadi having to flee Baghdad because of the Mongol threat, he went on a long journey that took him to central Asia and India, then to Yemen and Ethiopia through Mecca. Sadi was captured by the Franks in Syria and worked as slave labour until he was ransomed. He proceeded to N Africa and Anatolia, before returning to his native Shiraz in 1256. His Bustan [fruit garden], an ethical-didactic text, was composed in mathnawi (rhyming couplets). Even more popular is his Gulistan [Garden of Roses], written in rhyming prose. Sadi is also the author of many qasidas (long panegyrics) in Persian and Arabic, of mystic ghazal (love poems), and of satiric poetry. His tomb in Shiraz is a shrine. 
Price (US$) 475  
Short Description ; Book Asia Middle East Iran; Book Literature General 
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