Ahlwardt, W[ilhelm]. Bemerkungen über die Aechtheit der alten Arabischen Gedichte mit besonderer Beziehung auf die sechs Dichter nebst Beiträgen zum richtigen Verständnisse Ennabiga's und 'Alqama's.

Greifswald, L. Bamberg, 1872.

8vo. VII, (1), 168 pp. Original printed yellow wrappers (spine repaired).


First edition of an important study of the "six poets", as some of the earliest known writers of Arabic poetry are collectively known, probably simply because they were the earliest for whom compilers were able to assemble complete Divans: Ennabiga, Antara, Tharafa, Zuhair, Alqama, and Imruulqais.

Ahlwardt (1828-1909) was engaged as cataloguer of Arabian manuscripts at the Berlin Royal Library. For most of his working life he classified, collated, described and excerpted some 12,000 works in ca. 6000 volumes, including current accessions.

Inside edge of upper wrapper cover reinforced. Removed from the "Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des Nahen Orients an der Universität München" with their stamp on the title-page. An untrimmed copy.

GAL I, p. 22. OCLC 18208722.