Anecdotes Arabes et Musulmanes Depuis l’An de J.C.614, Epoque de l’établissement du Mahométisme en Arabie, par le faux Prophète Mahomet; Jusqu’a l’extinction totale du Califat, en 1538.

HORNOT Antoine & Jean-François de La CROIX.

Book ID: 17567


Small 8 vo, vi 733 pp.; [1], contemporary full calf, partly damaged front & lower cover, marbled endpaper, title faded & gilt on raised spine, marble end paper, contemporary ink inscriptions on title page, copy inside clean & in very good condition, Chez Vincent, Imprimeur-Libraire, Paris, first edition, 1772.


Jean Francois de Lacroix was one of the leading orientalist of his family that spreads her activities between 1653 – 1712. He studied in Istanbul, and travelled several times in the East as representative of Louis IV. He published in 1768 Abrégé Chronologique de L’Histoire Ottomane.
This a major historical work in which the author presents the Arab history since the Prophet up to 1538. (Barbier, I, 179 b.)

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