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CALLIGARIS, C.D.H. Louis.

Histoire de l'empereur Napoléon Ier. Kitab sirat Napoleon al awwal (Arabic text).

      [Imprimerie Orientale de Pilloy & Ce],, Paris, 1856 - Large 8vo (26 x 18 cm). Contemporary green morocco, spine ribbed and compartments richly gilt with crowned N, front cover with gilt dedication "Offert à S.E. Le Ministre d'Etat", back cover with Napoleonic crowned eagle, silk endpapers, g.e. With in the beginning of the Arabic text an ornamental vignette printed in green, text framed by typographical border, 16 plates with portraits and historical scenes (7 lithographed and 9 steel-engraved), wood-engraved maps in the text. [4], 7, [1] (= French preface), 584 (Arabian text) pp. First and only edition of a historical work in Arabic on Emperor Napoleon I by Colonel Louis (Luigi) Calligaris (1808-1870), founder of the military academy at Tunis. He was also 'Aide de camp' of the Tunisian monarch Achmed Bey. Foxing and staining throughout. Very good copy, with manuscript Arabic dedication in ink by the author to the Tunesian Prime Minister Achiar Fouad on front fly-leaf. Not in Cahine and Vicaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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