Wison and Co.. LEATHER_BOUND. Calcutta and London, 1801. 4to, later half morocco over marbled paper, 106 + 74 + 82 pp. Three works in one. Includes "The Persian Grammar," "Pleasant Stories in an Easy Style," and "Phrases and dialogues in Persian and English." The third edition, and the only one to ever appear at auction. The first two were published in Calcutta. An attractive copy in a later half morocco over marbled paper binding. Binding excellent with some rubbing at hinges. Bookplate to front pastedown. Page edges pebbled. Contents bright, though there is some worming to first and last 25 leaves or so, as well as a small dampstain to the lower corner of the last 20 leaves. Remains well preserved, bright and complete, and in very good condition overall. A quite scarce work by the Persian scholar Francis Gladwin. "Gladwin was clearly a man of wide intellectual interests?he accumulated a remarkable library?and with a passion for learning languages and for making translations, above all from Persian... Gladwin was responsible for dictionaries and vocabularies, translations of Persian histories, collections of stories and revenue accounts, treatises on medicine and rhetoric, and a Persian version of an abridgement of the biblical history. He also edited a series of miscellanies, chiefly consisting of translations." Oxford DNB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1801. Third Edition. (Inventory #: OS2334)
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