AUTHOR: AHMAD-UL-UMRI: (L.M.Crump - translator)
TITLE: The Lady of The Lotus Rup Mati Queen of Mandu A Strange Tale of Faithfulness.
PUBLISHER: London: Oxford University Press, 1926.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., square 4to, 9-1/8" x 7-7/8", illustrated in B&W and color. Bound in fine full black morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled and paneled in gilt, gilt floral cornerpieces, gilt arabesque design to center of front cover, gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, others uncut, bound by the Clarendon Press Oxford.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Translation of a fascinating Farsi romance tale written in 1599 about Rup Mati [The Lady of Beauty], queen of Mandu, and her devotion to Baz Bahadur, the last King of that doomed city. Despite all trials and temptations, she lived and died faithful to her husband. The book includes translations of 26 verses attributed to Rap Mati, and photographs of the Mandu fortress. Reproductions of 8 contemporary miniature paintings depicting Rap Mati's life are also included.