New York: New York University Press, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 1975.
First Edition. Hardcover. 9 1/4" X 6 1/8". 306pp. Mild shelfwear to blue cloth covered boards with mild sunning to spine. Spine lettered in gilt. Small "P" inked to top edge of text block. Binding is sound. Contents are clean, bright, and unmarked. A solid copy, lacking dust jacket, of this tribute to two of the world's greatest thinkers and humanists, both from the Middle East, Biruni and Rumi. From the Preface by President of New York University, James M. Hester: "Against a backdrop in which economic and energy concerns dominate our perspective on the Near East, it is important to be reminded of our great cultural and scholarly debt to that region of the world....The present work is an important step forward in recognizing and comprehending the unviersal [sic] contributions of these two men and of the civilization which produced them." Contributors include: Ainslie T. Embree, Talat Sait Halman, Aton Heinen, E. S. Kennedy, Bruce B. Lawrence, Parviz Morewedge, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Francis E. Peters, David Pingree, Robert M. Rehder, Hans Robert Roemer, Annemarie Schimmel, Priscilla P. Soucek, and Gholam Hosein Yousofi. Very good. Item #1459