Saadi. Rosarium politicum, sive amoenum sortis humanae theatrum. De Persico in Latinum versun [!], & notis illustratum, a Georgio Gentio.

Amsterdam, Gerbrand Schagen, 1688.

12mo. (22), 372 pp. With engr. t.p. and 12 engr. plates. Contemp. calf with giltstamped red spine label.


Third and final impression of this edition, comprising the Latin part of the first complete translation of Saadi's "Rose Garden" into any western language. Text taken from the Persian-Latin edition of 1651; the annotations are in Latin translation only. The engraved title page still bears the first impression's 1680 date, the charming illustrations were first issued in 1655.

Some browning, otherwise a very good copy.

Cf. Brunet V, 24. Schwab 1010.

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