Biographical Notices of Persian Poets; With Critical and Explanatory Remarks… to which is prefixed, a Memoir of The Late Right Hon. Sir Gore Ouseley, Bart.

Ouseley, Sir Gore & James Reynolds

Book ID: 23938


8vo. ccxxvi, 387 pp., [1 errata], subscribers leaf for the Athenaeum bound before title, contemporary morocco backed buckram, lightly soiled with spine rubbed and slightly chipped at top & lower part, small library stamp verso title page, otherwise copy clean and in good condition, London Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, Oriental Translation Fund, London, first edition, 1846.


Sir Gore Ouseley (1770-1844) was a diplomat and Orientalist. He was the younger brother of the officer and Orientalist William Ouseley (1767-1842). In 1787, Gore Ouseley moved to India, where he became a successful trader, and established in 1792 a textile factory in the Dacca province, Bengal. He was, however, not associated with the East India Company. Ouseley used his leisure time to study languages, especially Persian, Sanskrit and Arabic, and became well-versed in Persian language and customs.
Gore Ouseley did not publish during his lifetime; this work was published posthumously by the Oriental Translation Fund

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