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William Ouseley (Editor)
THE ORIENTAL COLLECTIONS Consisting of Original Essays and Dissertations and Miscellaneous Papers; Illustrating the History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia
2500. London: Printed for Cadell and Davies by Cooper and Graham, 1797 and 1798, First Editions. Two Volumes. Both volumes four parts in one [three months to one part]. For the years 1797 and 1798. Illustrated with 34 plates (collated and complete from the Directions to the Binder). Vol I - 1797 - [iii]-iv [Title and Advertisement], iii-viii [Subscribers and Contents for No 2], v-xii [Prospectus and Contents], 92, [93]-196, iv, [197]-300, iv, [301]-403, [1] pp. Vol II - 1798 - iv, 100, iv, 200, iv, 320, [iv], 437pp. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, faded gilt decoration to the spine. Oriental-themed essays dealing with Middle Eastern & Asian literature, language, music, archaeology, history, fauna & flora, birds & animals, and some of the earliest translations of the great Persian poets, such as Hafez and Sa'di. The work contains anecdotes, and an especially early rendition into English of the Arabian Nights, "A Tale from an original MS. of the Arabian Nights", translated by Jonathan Scott. Two hand-coloured plates to Vol I (1797) depict the Musk Deer of Nepal and "The Fighting Bulbul of Bengal" [a bird]. Folding plates to volume II collated and complete. Includes translations from a number of Middle Eastern and Asian literatures including: Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Sanskrit, with illustrative plates including alphabets and some music; original texts included, with commentary on various languages. Sir William Ouseley HFRSE FSAScot (1767-1842), was a British orientalist. Ouseley was born in Monmouthshire, the eldest son of Captain Ra … [Click Below for Full Description]
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