First complete Gulistan
Musladini Sadi rosarium politicum,
sive amoenum sortis humanae theatrum, de Persico in latinum versum, necessariisque notis illustratum a Georgio Gentio. Amsterdam Joannis Blaev 1651
First edition Small folio, pp.[xx], . Persian text with Latin translation. A very good copy bound in modern green half morocco over marbled boards, gilt ornaments in compartments on spine. Title and last page lightly soiled.
Brunet V, 24: http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/golestan-e-sadi;
Sa'di completed his Gulistan, or Rose Garden, one of the most important of Persian literary works, in 1258 (656 A.H.). A partial French translation by du Ryer was published in 1634, and a German version of this French text appeared two years later. Georgius Gentius, d.1678, published this, the first complete printed Persian text with latin translation in 1651. This copy has the additional 100 pages of Latin notes by Gentius bound in.