The Story-book of the Shah, or Legends of Old Persia
Ella C. Sykes
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With illustrations by Claude Cooper and decorations by Ethel R. Sykes, from Persian sources. From preface: "The poet Firdausi...collected these ancient tales of Kings and Heroes, and embodied them in a fine epic poem, the 'Shah of Nameh'...I have endeavoured to make such characters as Jemshed, Rustem, Sohrab and others, interesting to English readers, and have given local color to my book by depicting... some of the aspects of Persia..." -- Ella Sykes. Contents: The story of King Jemshed.--The story of King Zohak and King Ferid?n.--The stories of Zal and the childhood of Rustem.--Rustem, the champion of the world.--Rustem and Sohrab.--The story of Byzun and Manijeh.--Some of the feats of Rustem.--The story of Isfendiyar.
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