Monday, March 12, 2012

Lalla Rookh: An Oriental Romance [1930] - Illustrated

Lalla Rookh: An Oriental Romance

Lalla Rookh: An Oriental Romance

1930. NY: Lincoln MacVeagh Dial Press. Fully bound in red cloth with elaborate gilt pictorial front cover, gilt title on spine; pictorial endpapers, deckle block edge. Some rubbing to cover; spine frayed at top and spine lettering dull. Include 16 outstanding b/w full page illustrations by Ben Kutcher including frontispiece. 179 pages. 

Chapter topics include: The Story of the Veiled Prophet of Khorassan; The Story of Paradise and the Peri; The Story of the Fire-Worshippers; The Story of the Light of the Haram. This is Thomas Moore’s 1817 book-length poem which is about a princess’s trip from Delhi to Cashmere to meet her betrothed.  Along the way, a poet (her husband-to-be in disguise) recounts to her historical tales of insurrection and ecstasy, of revolutionary heroes and passionate women.

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