The earliest serial bibliography of Oriental studies

Müller, August / Kuhn, Ernst / Scherman, Lucian (eds.). Orientalische Bibliographie. 1887-1911.

Berlin, Reucher & Reichard, 1887-1922.

8vo. 25 in 14 volumes. Contemporary brown half library cloth with stamped spine titles and shelfmark labels, but volume 2 bound in full black library cloth with giltstamped spine title.


The essentially complete, consecutive 25 volume series of the "Orientalische Bibliographie", "the earliest serial bibliography of Oriental studies" (Marcuse), covering publications from 1887 onwards. "An important annual bibliography, including books, pamphlets, periodical articles, and reviews in the whole field of Oriental studies: language, literature, geography, ethnology, folklore, history, etc." (Winchell). Together with Zenker's "Bibliotheca orientalis" (1846-61), the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft's "Wissenschaftlicher Jahresbericht über die morgenländischen Studien" (1859-81), and Friederici's "Bibliotheca orientalis" (1876-83), it forms a continuous bibliography of Oriental philology. The 25th volume covers the year 1911; although Besterman states that "no more [was] published", a final 26th volume (to 1926, not present here) would appear in 1928.

All volumes in good condition, only slight chipping to spine ends of vol. 2, with loose and chipped flyleaves. Removed from the Oriental Institute of Leipzig University with their de-accessioning stamp on title page, but volume 2 with bookplate of the Columbia classicist and Sanskrit scholar Edward Delavan Perry (1854-1938).

Besterman I, 563. Winchell, Guide to Reference Books (8th ed.), p. 512, DE6. Marcuse, A Reference Guide for English Studies, 237. OCLC 2449338.

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