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This is the first edition of the poems of the Iranian ambassador to Istanbul Mirza Riza Khan, under the alias Danish. The poems were written in French during Mirza Riza Khan’s five-year stay in the Ottoman capital, which was his source of inspiration. They were first released in Istanbul and then in Paris. This edition is signed by the poet, whose portrait is on the first page.

Author: Mirza Riza Khan, Arfa’-ed-Dowleh
Title: Perles d’Orient
Publisher: Impr. Levant Herald
Place of publication: Istanbul
Date of publication: 1904
Language: French
Dimensions: 24 x 17.5 cm