The Poetry of the East – William Alger (1856) (1st edition)

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The Poetry of the East – William Alger (1856) (1st edition)

S$98.00

Title: The Poetry of the East (Alger’s Oriental Poetry)

Author: William Rounseville Alger

Publisher: Whittemore, Niles, and Hall, Boston, 1856. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Good. Slight fraying to top of spine and rubbing to covers, generally still bright. Tanned edges. Text clean, binding tight.

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Includes descriptions of oriental poetry, comparisons with the West, and many excerpts from various texts including:

  1. Chinese Poetry
  2. Hebrew Poetry
  3. Hindu, Persian, Arab and Sufi Muses
  4. The Hindu Drama
  5. Excerpts from the Ramayana and Mahabharata
  6. Arabian poetry
  7. Firdousi’s Terrible Satire on Mahmoud
  8. Rumi, and more.