The Seven Golden Odes Of Pagan Arabia, Known Also As The Moallakat. Translated From The Original Arabic By Lady Anne Blunt. Done Into English Verse By Wilfred Scawen Blunt..
In original cloth over stiff blue card boards. Deckled edges. Extremities worn with corners of front boards eroded with some worming but good interior. Incomplete contemporary review from The Spectator, Poems of Pagan Arabia, loosely inserted.
Published by the Translators. Printed and sold by the Chiswick Press, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane,
4to. 7.75 x 9.75 inches. xxii + 67 pp.
Decorated by printer's device as colophon at end.
A rendering of the pre-Islamic odes, the Mu'allaqat, by the Blunts who travelled extensively in the Middle East and Arabian desert and bred Arab horses together. Wilfred Scawen Blunt (1840-1922), poet, hedonist and anti-imperialist campaigner married Lady Anne Isabella Noel King (1837-1917), the daughter of Ada, Lady Lovelace and granddaughter of Lord Byron, in 1869.
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