Le nouveau monde de l'Islam, traduit de l'anglais par Abel Doysié.
8vo. 323, (1) pp. With one folding map. In the publisher's grey printed wrappers.
First French edition of Stoddard's "New World of Islam" of 1921. An important text by the American racial theorist Lothrop Stoddard (1883-1950), "Le nouveau monde de l'Islam" explores the state of Islam in the early 20th century, shortly after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, but remains staunchly critical of the Islamic world and the declining power of colonial empires.
From the library of Vittorio Emanuele III, King of Italy, with his bookplate and shelfmark to flyleaf, ink underlining, marginal marks, and a correction in his hand on 18 pages. The present copy has marks of Vittorio Emanuele's engagement with the text, revealing an interest principally in the subject of nationalism.
A little toned, otherwise a very good copy.