Arabian Poets

Carlyle, J[oseph] D[acre]. Specimens of Arabian Poetry, From the Earliest Time to the Extinction of the Kaliphat, With Some Account of the Authors. The Second Edition.

London, W. Bulmer for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810.

Large 8vo. XVI, 143, (1), 70 pp. With 1 engr. plate of music. Contemp. full calf with giltstamped cover borders, attractively gilt spine and green gilt spine label.


Second, posthumous edition, first published in Cambridge in 1796. Poets include Lebid ben Rabiat Alamary, Hassan Alasady, Abd Almalec Alharithy, Abu Saher Alhedily, Hatem Tai, Jaafer ben Alba, Alfadhel ibn Alabas, Meskin Aldaramy, Nabegat Beni Jaid, Imam Shafay Mohammed ben Idris, Ibrahim ben Adham, Isaac Almousely, Abu Mohammed, Abd Alsalam ben Ragban, Ibn Alalaf Alnaharwany, etc. The Arabic text follows the English translation (with separate page count). J. D. Carlyle (1759-1804) was professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge. He was appointed chaplain by Lord Elgin to the embassy at Constantinople in 1799, and pursued his researches in Eastern literature in a tour through Asia Minor, Palestine, Greece and Italy, collecting in his travels several valuable Greek and Syriac manuscripts.

Occasional browning to text; covers sunned in places. A handsome copy from the library of John Pulteney with his engr. armorial bookplate to front pastedown.

BMC 4:1258.1197. Gay 3436. Graesse II, 49. OCLC 2770074.

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