Histoire Génerale des Arabes, leur Empire, leur Civilisation, leurs Écoles Philosophiques, Scientifiques et Littéraires. TWO VOLUMES.

Sédillot, Louis-Pierre-Eugène Amélie 1876-1808.

Book ID: 14728


8vo. Volume 1: viii, 454 pp., / Volume II: 452 pp., half-titles, contemporary half-morocco with marbled boards, notes, appendices, title gilt on raised spine, original wrappers preserved and bound at rear, speckled edges, gilt title on raised spine, blindstamps on titles and few other leaves, a presentation copy by Mrs. Miles to Bath Public Library as shown on bookplates verso front covers, scattered minor foxing, otherwise set in very good condition, Maisonneuve Et Cie., Libraires-Editeurs, Paris, second edition, 1877.


Louis Sédillot a French Orientalist and astronomer, worked alongside Delambre and Laplace. He began his career as a history teacher before becoming Secretary of the Collège de France and the School of Oriental Languages in 1832.
He specialized in Arab history and civilization. He published several studies on Arabian astrology and Ibn al-Haytham. In this work Sedillot highlights the contribution made by the Arabs in the Middle Ages to European civilization. This work have been translated twice into Arabic by Akram and Adel Zu’aiter. The first edition appeared in Paris in 12mo size (1854).
Bibliographic reference: Hilmy II, 226.

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