Only printed edition of the Arabic text

Abu al-Fida Isma`il ibn `Ali (Abulfeda). Vie de Mohammed. Texte arabe d'Abou'lféda, accompagnié d'une traduction française et de notes par A. Noël des Vergers.

Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1837.

8vo. 2 parts in one volume. X, 160 pp. (4), 120 pp. Contemporary blindstamped calf, sparsely gilt. Marbled endpapers. Stored in custom-made full calf clamshell case.


Only printed edition of this medieval biography of the Prophet, from the author's great historical work, the "Concise History of Humanity" ("Mukhtasar tarikh al-bashar"). Abu'l-Fida, born in Damascus in 1273, was a historian, geographer, military leader, and sultan. The crater Abulfeda on the Moon is named after him.

Includes an annotated French translation by Adolphe Noël des Vergers (1805-67). Binding slightly chafed; lower joint repaired. Slight foxing near beginning and end with occasional browning. A very appealingly bound set.


GAL II, 45. Chauvin XI, 2. Gay 3614. Silvestre de Sacy 1489. Hoefer XXXVIII, 184. Brunet I, 18. Graesse I, 8.

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