Posted on January 21, 2020 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The “Indiana Jones of the Art World” has saved another literary treasure.
Arthur Brand, who counts among his many other victories the recovery of a ring that Oscar Wilde gave to a friend, has now saved a 15th-century collection of poetry.
The gold-leafed copy of the Divan of Hafez is one of the oldest surviving copies, according to the International Business Times.
Worth around $1.1 million, the book by beloved Persian poet Hafez was owned by a book dealer; his family discovered that he had both owned it — and lost it — after his death.
You can read the rest of the thriller with a happy ending, as well as view photos of the book, in the International Business Times.
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