Chants d'amour et de guerre de l'Islam [...].
8vo. 200, (2) pp. (front flyleaves included in pagination). Printed in red and black throughout. With 12 watercolour plates. Original printed wrappers.
First edition of this French translation of the classics of Islamic poetry. Prepared by the French writer and orientalist Toussaint (1879-1955), this anthology features some prominent examples of love and war poetry, including the Mu'allaqat, and the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, as well as excerpts from the Quran, al-Burda, the Arabian Nights, and the work of Ibn al-Farid. With decorative watercolour plates by Antoine de Roux.
Extremities slightly rubbed. Small tear to lower margin of pp. 33f., not touching text, otherwise in excellent condition. A lovely Laffont production.