Histoire de l’Afrique et de l’ Espagne sous la domination des Arabes composée sur differents manuscrits Arabe de la Bibliothèque du Roi. THREE VOLUMES.

Cardonne, Denis Dominique, 1720-1783.

Book ID: 33912


8vo. Volume I: xxiii, 402 pp., [1 errata], [4] / Volume II: 400 pp., small closed tear to margin of title page / Volume III: 336 pp., contemporary full calf, rubbed round edges, marbled endpaper, title gilt on decorated spine, all edges red, hinges weak, title rubbed off spines of volumes 2 & 3, top spine of volume 3 chipped, light soiling, mainly to end leaves and outer edges, previous owner’s name printed on front fly leaves, otherwise set in generally good condition, Chez Saillant, Paris, 1765.


Denis Dominique Cardonne was a French Orientalist and translator. He was taken at the age of nine to Constantinople where he remained for twenty years. Upon his return to France, he became secretary and interpreter of the King for the Oriental languages, royal censor and inspector of the library. Appointed professor at the Royal College, he held the Chair of Turkish and Persian from 1750 until his death.
This is his major work. His other volumes are a mixture of translations into French of several oriental literary works including Indian tales and fables by Bidpai and Lokman. Translated by Ali Tchelebi ben Saleh, Turkish author. Work started by the late Mr. Galland, and was continued and finished by Mr. Cardonne in three volumes in 1778.
Bibliographic references: Palau 44083; DBF VII, 1133.

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