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PROPERTY OF A FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR

Burckhardt, John Lewis
ARABIC PROVERBS, OR THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE MODERN EGYPTIANS, ILLUSTRATED FROM THEIR PROVERBIAL SAYINGS CURRENT AT CAIRO. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1830
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PROPERTY OF A FORMER GERMAN AMBASSADOR

Burckhardt, John Lewis
ARABIC PROVERBS, OR THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE MODERN EGYPTIANS, ILLUSTRATED FROM THEIR PROVERBIAL SAYINGS CURRENT AT CAIRO. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1830
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
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Burckhardt, John Lewis
ARABIC PROVERBS, OR THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE MODERN EGYPTIANS, ILLUSTRATED FROM THEIR PROVERBIAL SAYINGS CURRENT AT CAIRO. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1830
FIRST EDITION, 4to (269 x 207mm.), Arabic and roman types, illustrations in the text, contemporary calf, title repaired at top margin, occasional spotting, rebacked and rubbed
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Catalogue Note

An important collection of Arabic proverbs, with English translations and commentary. Burckhardt (1784-1817) was a Swiss orientalist who travelled widely in the Middle-East and North Africa. The work was published posthumously and edited by William Ousley, who had also edited the author's Travels in Arabia. 

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