STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA. – TAASA Review March 2012
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This article was originally found in the March 2012 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 21, Issue 1, Page 22).
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In April 2010 the Library acquired, at auction in London, a manuscript of Amir Khusrau’s Khamsa (Quintet).
This followed, in May 2011, with the acquisition from a book dealer in Paris, of a manuscript containing both Sa`di’s Gulistan (The Rose Garden) and Bustan (The Orchard).
The State Library’s collections have historically revealed a western emphasis, reflective of both the Library’s origins and of broader attitudes throughout the 19th and much of the 20th centuries...