Mirages, Scénes de la Vie Arabe. Composition de Etienne Dinet Commentées Par Silman Ben Ibrahim Bamer.

DINET, ÉTIENNE & SLIMAN BEN IBRAHIM.

Book ID: 14008

£1,100.00

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8vo. 222 pp., French text, original wrappers in decorated slip case, title in a rich framework with Islamic calligraphy, a frontispiece reproducing the cover, a portrait of Étienne Dinet, 22 colour illustrations and 30 inset into the text enhanced with gouache and water colour, Arabic Calligraphy headings for each chapter, limited numbered edition printed on vellum, broken spine, minute ink marking on front fly leaf, otherwise copy clean & in very good condition, Edition D’Art H. Piazza & Cie, Paris, 1906.


Synopsis

EDITION dedicated to Leonce Bénédite, curator of the National Museum of Luxembourg. Limited numbered edition to 400 copies, of which this copy is No. 347.
This book, one of the best by Dinet (according to Carteret) contains “curiosities”. Étienne Dinet and Sliman Ben Ibrahim had travelled together in 1905 in the Algerian desert to explore the nomadic tribes and Bedouins and wrote their findings in this book.

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