Standard work of reference

Marigny, [François Augier], Abbé de. Histoire des Arabes sous le gouvernement des Califes.

Paris, Estienne & fils; Desaint & Saillant; Jean-Thomas Herissant, 1750.

4 vols. 8vo. (4), LIV, (8), 460 pp. (4), 535, (1) pp., final blank. (4), 504, (20) pp. (4), 479, (5) pp. Contemporary French mottled calf with gilt spine. All edges red. Marbled endpapers.


First edition of this history of Arabia, at its time a standard work of reference, covering the years 629 through 1288 AD. German and English translations followed within a few years of publication (the German version was prepared by none other than the great playwright of Enlightenment, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing).

Rubbed and bumped at extremeties; occasional light browning and insignificant wrinkling to a few pages. A good copy.

Gay 3586. Macro 1538 ("1758" in error). Brunet VI, 28011. Graesse IV, 399. Jöcher/Adelung IV, 724.

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