By R. P. Masani
London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, New York et al.   Humphrey Milford
7.5" by 5" xi, 128pp
An abridged version of the Sufi allegorical verse 'Mantiq-ut-Tayr', by Rustom Pestonji Masani.
By R. P. Masani

1924 The Conference of the Birds, a Sufi Allegory

London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, New York et al.   Humphrey Milford
7.5" by 5" xi, 128pp
An abridged version of the Sufi allegorical verse 'Mantiq-ut-Tayr', by Rustom Pestonji Masani.
£120.00
: 0.5kgs / : 804R28

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An Important Work

This is an abridged version of 'Mantiq-ut-Tayr' by Persian Sufist theoretician, Attar of Nishapur. Mantiq-ut-Tayr, or 'The Conference of the Birds', sees the birds of the world congregate to decide who should rule as sovereign. Each bird represents a human fault, which prevents man from reaching enlightenment.

Written by Rustom Pestonji Masani.

A scarce antique copy of this work.

Condition

In the original paper covered boards. Externally rather worn; backstrip of the spine is lost bar the tail, with binding exposed. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have pencil annotations to the margins, and just the odd spot.

Good

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