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The Poems of the Huzailis,Arabic,Middle East,Oriental Translation Fund, 1st,1854
United Kingdom: Oriental Translation Fund, 1854. Spine rebacked, original paper label, original cloth binding some staining, text in excellent condition. The poems of the Huzailis Edited in the Arabic, from an original manuscript in the University of Leiden, and translated, with annotations, . The Oriental Translation Fund (colophon: printed by Frederic William Kunike), 1854. Large 4to (34 x 26 cm). With a wood-engraved device on title-page. One can open the book from the left with the title-page and preface reading from left to right, like a Western book, but one can also open it from the right, where the main text in Arabic begins, reading from right to left, like an Arabic book. Rare first edition, English issue, of a selection of poems from the Ash'ar al-Hudhaliyyin, a famous anthology of poetry from the Hudhayl tribe, composed ca. 550/700 A.D. The Hudhayl lived near Mecca, and their increased poetic production in the mid-sixth century coincided with the rise of Quraysh, the tribe of the Prophet Muhammad. The anthology survives in a manuscript compiled by the eminent 9th-century Baghdadi philologist Abu Sa'id al-Sukkari and it is the only complete collection of tribal Arabic poetry from that period. The present volume, edited by the German orientalist Johann Gottfried Ludwig Kosegarten (1792-1860), presents a selection of 138 poems by 26 poets in the original Arabic (**a second volume with English translations was never published). In very good condition, wholly untrimmed and printed on large paper, original spine label worn, but otherwise good. (Lambrecht 1334 (Latin i … [Click Below for Full Description]
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