Contes du Cheykh El-Mohdy, traduits de l’Arabe d’apres le manuscrit original. THREE VOLUMES.
Al-Hafnawi, Muhammad Al-Mahdi / Jean Joseph Marcel ( Trans.)
Book ID: 174
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A collection of tales by Muhammad Al-Mahdi al-Hafnawi (1737-1815) written in the style of the Arabian Nights translated from Arabic by Jean Joseph Marcel.
Marcel (1776-1854), was a French orientalist, a pupil of Sylvestre de Sacy, and the director of the Imperial Press, first at Alexandria and then at Cairo, during the French expedition. He later became director of the Imprimerie Imperiale in Paris. The present work was first issued in Paris in 1828 under the title Contes d’un Endormeur, ou les dix Soirees Malheureuses. In 1832-3, Felix Locquin published the first volume in 1833, while Henri Dupuy published the two other volumes in 1835 under a new title Contes du Cheikh el-Mohdy. Cf Gay 132.