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ARVIEUX (Laurent d')
The Chevalier D'Arvieux's Travels in Arabia the Desart; Written by Himself, and Published by Mr. De la Roque: Giving a very accurate and entertaining Account of the Religion, Rights, Customs, Diversions, &c. of the Bedouins, or Arabian Scenites. Undertaken by Order of the late French King. To which is Added, A General Description of Arabia, by Sultan Ishmael Abulfeda, translated from the best Manuscripts; with Noltes. Done into English by an Eminent Hand. Illustrated with Copper Plates.
London: Printed for B. Barker and C. King both n Westminster-Hall; and J. Brown at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar, 1718. FIRST EDITION. 12mo, 157 x 87 mms., pp. [iv], xvi [xvii - xx contents], 358 [359 - 360 index], engraved frontispiece and four other engraved plates, with additional title-page for "A General Description of Arabia" at page [273], later 18th century calf, with gilt rules on covers, spine richly gilt in compartments, red leather labels; front joint cracked (but firm), other slight wear to binding but a good to very good copy, with the armorial bookplate of Lady Frances Bentinck on the front paste-down end-paper, the autograph and date "W. Bentinck/ Nove. 1743" on the recto of the front free end-paper and "Wm. Northey/ 1741" on the recto of the frontispiece. Laurent d'Arvieux (21 June 1635 – 30 October 1702) died before this work could be published, and it appeared in French in 1717, edited by Jean de la Roque, who dedicated it to Hilaire Rouillé Seigneur de Coudray (1794 - 1759). La Roque added to this 1717 text Two editions in English were published, this one in 1718 and a revised edition in 1732. The work by Ishmael Abulfeda is abridged from a much longer publication. ESTC locates copies in BL (2), Glasgow, Univ. London, Bodleian; Boston College, Cleveland Public Library, Folger, Library of Congress, Michigan, Tennessee; OCLC adds UCLA, Yale, Minnesota, McGill. See also Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History (2009). And Warren Hamilton Lewis, Levantine Adventurer: The Travels and Missions of the Chevalier D'Arvieux, 1653-1697 (1963). [Att … [Click Below for Full Description]
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