Précis d'une dissertation sur un monument arabe du moyen age en Normandie. Seconde édition.
8vo. 27, (1) pp. With 5 engraved plates by F. Berthout, Caen, and woodcut vignette of the Académie de Caen on reverse of t. p. Original printed wrappers.
Second edition (first printed in 1820), with several illustrations published here for the first time. No. 237 of 300 copies. Rare treatise by John Spencer Smith (1769-1845), an "extrait du procès-verbal de la séance du 14 avril 1820", about the famous Chasuble of Saint-Regnobert preserved at the Cathedral of Bayeux, and about the Cufic-inscribed ivory chest, supposedly part of the Saracen spoils taken by Charles Martel, in which it is stored. The engravings show the chasuble as well as the chest and many details of the inscriptions. The original edition, published by Le Roy in 1820, contained merely a frontispiece and a single text illustration.
Wrapper torn at upper spine end. Binding loosened; significant browning to final quires. With the errata slip bound at the end.