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First edition. Quarto in halves (227 x 176mm). Bound in fine contemporary tree calf, gilt rules to spine and covers, red morocco title label to spine. A fine copy.


A fine example of this beautiful printed work of Orientalist scholarship, presenting sixty early Arabic poems in the original language, then translated in English with biographies of the authors.


PROVENANCE: Sir John Henry Steele (1780-1844) of Mount Boone, Devon, pencil ownership inscription of “J.H. Seale” to front pastedown.

Specimens Of Arabian Poetry

SKU: 178
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  • Author

    J.D. Carlyle

  • Publisher

    Cambridge: Printed By John Burges, Printer To The University,

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