Taymur Mirza (Husam ud-Dawlah) / Phillott, Douglas Craven (transl.). The Baz-Nama-yi Nasiri. A Persian treatise on falconry [...].

London, Bernard Quaritch, 1908.

8vo. XXIV, 195 pp., final blank page. With 25 numbered illustrations mainly depicting falcons and hunting and hawking scenes, including frontispiece and of which several full-page. Contemporary full cloth with giltstamped spine-title and illustration of a hunt to front cover.


First edition. One of 500 copies of this rare Persian treatise on falconry, giving a detailed account of falcons as well as hunting-birds in general, translated by Douglas Craven Phillott. The translator's introduction gives an account of the author, a prince of Persia (d. 1874), and his book. "An excellent translation [...] A valuable addition to a falconer's library, whether or not he be interested in hawking in the East" (Barber).

Corners and spine ends lightly bumped; small tears to cloth in the upper part of the spine. Bookplate of G. J. B. Barry, depicting a falcon, to pastedown. A rare and very important work by a falconer who flourished in the middle of the 19th century.


Schwerdt IV, 92. Barber 14.

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