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[Rousseau, Jean Baptiste Louis Jacques].
Description du Pachalik de Bagdad. Suivie d'une notice historique sur les Wahabis, et de quelques autres pieces relatives a l'Histoire et a la Litterature de l'Orient.
Paris, Treuttel & Würtz, 1809.. 8vo. VII, (1), 261 pp. Original boards with giltstamped spine fillets and traces of a stamped spine label. All edges sprinkled in red.. Extremely rare description of the province of Baghdad (treating geography, economy, politics), anonymously edited and annotated by the great orientalist Sylvestre de Sacy. The appendix contains Rousseau's groundbreaking "Notice sur les Wahabis", as well as a "Notice sur les Yezidis" by Maurizio Garzoni, who had spent 18 years in Kurdistan, translated into French by de Sacy. The volume is concluded by a series of "Poesies Persanes", translated by Rousseau (1780-1831). The French orientalist knew the region intimately due to having served there as French consul. - Binding rubbed; extremities bumped. Front flyleaf trimmed closely; half-title and title page wrinkled; some brownstaining but altogether clean. - Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1962. Wilson 194. Querard VIII, 233. OCLC 7034932. Cf. Henze IV, 685.
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