A History of Arabic Literature. (Short Histories of the Literatures of the World XI.).
4to. VII, (1), 478 pp. Giltstamped dark blue cloth with spine title.
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.