Histoire de la Litterature Hindoui et Hindoustani. TWO VOLUMES.

De Tassy, Joseph Héliodore Garcin.

Book ID: 29854


8vo. Volume I: Biographie et Bibliographie, xvi, 630 pp., / Volume II: Extraits et Analyses, xxxii, 608 pp., subscribers leaf for the Athenaeum bound before titles, contemporary morocco backed buckram, gilt motif to foot of spine, top edges gilt, covers lightly soiled & rubbed round edges with minor loss to spine, small stamp verso title pages, Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund, London, first edition, 1839-1847.


Joseph Héliodore Sagesse Vertu Garcin de Tassy ( 1794 – 1878) was a French orientalist. He studied oriental languages under Silvestre de Sacy and was awarded professorship for Indology at the School for Living Oriental Languages, that was founded for him. In 1838 he was elected to the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres where he was one of the founders and later president of the Société Asiatique.
Garcin first received prominence through general works on Islam and translations from the Arabic, namely L’Islamisme d’aprés le Coran. Later, he devoted himself to the study of the Urdu/Hindi language.
Lorenz, II, 390.

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