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Mayeux, F. J."
Les Bedouins, ou Arabes du desert. Ouvrage publie d'apres les notes inedites de Dom Raphael, sur les mœurs, usages, lois, coutumes civiles et religieuses de ces peuples.Paris, Ferra jeune, 1816. 3 volumes. 12mo. With 24 steel engraved plates. Contemporary long grained red morocco, decorated raised bands, gilt fillet and decorative frames on covers, gilt edges."
1555. X, 238; [4], 166; [4], 279 pp.First edition of this early study of the Bedouins of Egypt and Syria, covering their manners, laws, civil and religious customs. Illustrated with 24 steel engraved plates by Charlin after F. Massart and finely watercoloured at the time. The notes by Dom Raphael were most probably taken during the French occupation of Egypt. Raphael Monachis (Rufa'il Zakhur) was born in Egypt of Syriac ancestry and was a monk in the Greek community in Cairo. He was an Arab member of the French Institute of Egypte and the first interpreter of the Diwan from Cairo.Rare complete copy, some corners slightly scuffed, spine faded, otherwise in good condition.l Gay 3587; Macro 1555; Oclc Very fine condition."
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