Persian Miscellanies. An Essay to Facilitate The Reading of Persian Manuscripts; With Engraved Specimens, Philological Observations, and Notes Critical and Historical / Persian Lyrics, or Scattered Poems from the Diwan-I-Hafiz: with Paraphrases in Verse and Prose; A Catalogue of the Gazels. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.
Ouseley, Sir William.
Book ID: 11719
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First edition and the author’s first book. Ouseley (1769-1842) studied French in Paris, at the same time he cultivated an interest in Persian manuscripts, culture and literature; he soon dedicated himself to the learning of the language in Leiden. In 1810, he accompanied his brother in the position of secretary in the ambassadorial mission to Persia (his brother was Sir Gore Ouseley); in the few years there, he gathered an important collection of manuscripts. Dibdin says ‘Ouseley’s treatise is a useful treatise on the various styles of Persian handwriting, enriched with many illustrations of manuscripts, and numerous notes proving considerable research’. Not in Ghani.