Hand-Printed Idries Shah Teaching Stories

Hand-Printed Idries Shah Teaching-Stories

Next year is the centenary of Idries Shah’s birth in 1924. To celebrate, we’re excited to announce the creation of five hundred hand-printed folios of Idries Shah’s best-loved teaching-stories.

The King The Dog And The Golden Bowl

There are five stories in all and just 100 copies of each have been printed.

Each is a Sufi classic tale collected and previously published by Idries Shah in his lifetime, namely:
- The Tale of Mushkil Gusha
- Hatim Tai
- The King, the Dog and the Golden Bowl
- The Happiest Man in the World
- The Tale of Melon City

The typesetting has been executed by Gloucester Typesetting, and the printing by The Letter Press Collective in Bristol on a Swiss-proof Fag 40 press using German Zercall 903 White Smooth paper. Illustrations by local West Country artist Lucia Leyfield capture the essence of each story in subtle watercolour.

Every folio is housed in its own handsomely-embossed clamshell box and comes in a cardboard packing case. Every story has been individually numbered by hand.

The Happiest Man In The World backFor a limited time only all five folios can be purchased as a bundle for £600 plus postage.

Why not order yours for Christmas? We’re confident their unsurpassed quality will give immense pleasure to their recipients, while their scarcity makes them ideal collectors’ items.

Available to UK customers through our shop. For international customers please email us at info@idriesshahfoundation.org with a request for your order.

All proceeds from the sale of these editions will help pay for the charitable distribution of Idries Shah books in Afghanistan and to literacy and educational programmes in the UK and USA.

The Happiest Man In The World illustration
Hatim Tai illustration
The King The Dog And The Golden Bowl illustration
The Tale Of Melon City illustration
The Tale Of Mushkil Gusha illustration