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Decade egyptienne."
La decade egyptienne. Journal litteraire et d'economie politique.Cairo, Imprimerie Nationale, an Vii-Viii [1798-1801]. 3 volumes. Small 4to. Set in roman, italic and naskh Arabic types. Near-contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spines, green paper sides."
1798. [2], 300; [2], 300 pp. 316 pp.Extremely rare, entirely complete run of this journal, praised by Guermard as a truly scientific review and hailed by Glass and Roper as the first periodical published in the Arab world. The 916 pages of these various issues appeared between 1798 and 21 March 1801: first every 10 days, then monthly for the second volume, and quarterly for the third. The periodical ‘La Decade Egyptienne' [was one of] the first press productions of Egypt (D. Glass and G. Roper, cf. below). The journal took its name from the Decade philosophique, the publication of the Institut National's Section des Sciences morales et politiques, and contains soit le texte integral, soit le texte integral, soit des extraits d'un grand nombre de memoires ou rapports presentes au premier Institut d'egypte par des membres de l'expedition, faisant pour la plupart partie de la Commission des sciences et arts. On y trouve egalement des observations faites par des medicins places sous les ordres de Desgenettes. Celui-ci dirigea d'ailleurs la publication apres le depart de Tallien (de Meulenaere). At the time of the French capitulation, the first 24 pages of a fourth volume were in the press, but they were never distributed, and the only copy of these sheets remains in the Library of the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels (cf. ibid.).First and last volume show traces of worming, occasionally touching the text, with additional brownstains in the lower corner of vol. 3 near the end. Bound in the mid-19th century for Gaillardot Bey, with his handwritten ownership Ch. Gailla … [Click Below for Full Description]
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