Huart, Clément. A History of Arabic Literature. (Short Histories of the Literatures of the World XI.).

London, William Heinemann, 1903.

4to. VII, (1), 478 pp. Giltstamped dark blue cloth with spine title.


First edition.

A nice solid copy of this useful reference book by the French orientalist and translator Huart, who spent several years as a student-dragoman for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Damascus, followed by his appointment as Consul in Istanbul, before assuming a position as professor for Persian language at the Paris "École de langues orientales" in 1898. Translated from French by Mary Lloyd. As part of the 15-volume series "Short Histories of the Literatures of the World", edited by the literary historian Edmund Gosse and launched in 1898, it saw 8 reissues up to 1990.

Untrimmed, uncut copy.

A little fraying and scuffing to edges but remains a firm, clean copy.

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