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Rashid Ayyoub, Aghani al-Darwish [Songs of the Dervish], Illustrated by Kahlil Gibran, New York: The Syrian-American Press, 1928 (Inscribed by the Author).
First edition volume of poetry by Rashid Ayyoub, includes images by Kahlil Gibran. Signed by author to Elias Sabbagh.
This is the second of the three volumes of verse published by the Lebanese-born poet Rashid Ayyoub (1872-1941) nicknamed the "complaining" or "dervish" poet. As a merchant, he visited Paris and Manchester and later emigrated to New York, where he joined the romantic movement of the Mahjar ("exiled") poets, founding with other writers al-Rabitah al-Qalamiyyah (The Pen Bond), the first Arab-American literary society.
Source: Arab American National Museum