Specimen e litteris orientalibus, exhibens diversorum scriptorum locos de regia Aphtasidarum familia et de Ibn-Abduno poeta [...].
Large 4to (235 x 272 mm). (8), 164 pp. Contemporary paper wrappers.
Inaugural dissertation by the orientalist Martin Hoogvliet (b. 1814), containing an extract edition and translation of this important history of Muslim Spain, entitled "Al-mo'ajeb fi talkhíss akhbári-l-maghreb" ("The Promoter of Admiration, or a compendious History of the West"), written by the Moroccan historian Al-Marrakishi (b. 1185). Based on the ms. in the library of Leyden (No. 546). Treats the Aftasid dynasty and the work of Abdul Majid ibn 'Abdun Al-Yaburi (from today's Évora in Portugal).
Untrimmed, uncut copy.