Item #2037 Mirza-Saffi (Bodenstedt) Dalai. Fordította Bánfalvy Lajos. Friedrich von Bodenstedt, Lajos Bánfalvy.
Mirza-Saffi (Bodenstedt) Dalai. Fordította Bánfalvy Lajos.
First Hungarian Translation of The Songs of Mirza Shafi

Mirza-Saffi (Bodenstedt) Dalai. Fordította Bánfalvy Lajos.

Budapest: Grimm Gusztáv, 1880. First edition. In publisher’s printed wrappers. XIV [2] 160 p. Wrapper slightly dusted at extremities; corner chipped at bottom right corner. Spine is somewhat worn. Otherwise in fine condition.

First complete Hungarian translation of the German orientalist, Friedrich von Bodenstedt’s most important work, Die Lieder des Mirza-Schaffy (The Songs of Mirza Shafi).

This extremely successful book has gone through 160 editions in Germany, and has been translated into almost all literary languages. Although later Bodenstedt claimed that the poems were written by him, it has been argued that the volume was a successful translation of the Persian and Azerbaijani poems of an Azerbaijani poet, and a known acquaintance of his, Mirza Shafi Vazeh.


Price: €800.00