The Story of the Parrot and the Merchant. Interpreted by Zahra Partovi With Drawings by Don Kunz. FitzGerald, Vincent. Rumi Co., Jalaluddin Mohammad.

The Story of the Parrot and the Merchant. Interpreted by Zahra Partovi With Drawings by Don Kunz.

New York: Vincent FitzGerald and Company, 1981. First edition, first book of the press, and the first of the extraordinary run of translations of the work of the 13th century Persian poet, Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi, one of 200 copies all on Rives, all hand-numbered in pencil, 50 of which are signed by the artist and contain an extra suite of the five woodblock prints. Page size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches; 36pp. Bound: tan paper wrappers, author in deeper brown and title in purple on front cover and author and title in deeper brown on spine, housed in publisher's gray slipcase. The text is letterpress in Arrighi, Bembo and Rhapsodie types at Kelly Winterton Press. An elegant harbinger of the great things to come from this renowned maker of artist's books. Item #2605

Price: $500.00