Arvieux, Laurent d'. Reis naar de legerplaats van den grooten Emir, en Beschrijving, van de zeeden en gewoonten, der woestyn-bewoonende Arabieren.

Utrecht, Henrik van Otterloo, 1780.

8vo. XL, 384, (16) pp. With engr. view on title by de Vries, 1 other vignette and 3 full-pages engravings by Isaak de Wit Jansz. 8vo. Half calf with giltstamped spine label.

 800.00

First Dutch edition of d'Arvieux's "Voyage [...] dans la Palestine" (first published posthumously in French in 1717). Well-versed in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Hebrew and Syriac languages and dressed in local costume, d'Arvieux travelled widely in the Levant. He resided in Sidon (or Saïda) from 1653 to 1664, when he was sent on a mission to the Islamic communities of Mount Carmel, which is narrated in the present work. Praised by Niebuhr, the account includes a general description of the traditions and customs of nomadic tribes and is illustrated with 3 fine plates, showing an Arabian horseman, the Emir and the Emir's wife.

Binding somewhat rubbed, slight browning due to paper.

Röhricht (Palestine) p. 268, no. 1113. Tiele 55. Cf. Röhricht (Pilgerreisen) 599. Atabey 38. Blackmer 50 (1st French ed. 1717). Gay 3453. Weber II, 337.