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The Celebrated romance of the stealing of the mare: PB 1930.2

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The Celebrated romance of the stealing of the mare


Author: Abu Obeyd, 728?-824?
Author: Abu Zaid, al-Hil¯al¯i.
Translator: Blunt, Lady Anne
Translator: Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen
Printer: Maynard, R. A.
Binder (person): Fisher, George (book binder)
Binder (person): Gregynog Press Bindery
Publisher: Gregynog Press



Translated from the original Arabic by Lady Anne Blunt ; and done unto verse by Wilfred Scawen Blunt.

With: a bookseller's bill from Bernard Quaritch Ltd., 1976.

Sometimes attributed to Abu Zaid and to Abu Obeyd.

Ix,[3],73p, [1] leaf of plates : col. ill ; 31cm.

Place(s) associated

  • Newtown

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1976)


Production date: AD 1930


Printed by R. A. Maynard at the Gregynog Press ... The decorations were designed and engraved by the Printer, and were coloured by hand at Gregynog. Compositor: R. O. Jones; Pressman: H. J. Hodgson. The edition is limited to 275 copies."--Colophon Museum has copy no. 11, one of 25 copies designed and bound at the Gregynog Bindery by George Fisher. Binding: Green levant morocco, gilt rolled border; spine & board edges gilt, border gilt on inside covers, 5 raised bands on spine , gilt lettering; top edge of pages gilt. Issued in slipcase.

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Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 1930.2
Primary reference Number: 102726
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 January 2014 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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