Vayssettes, [Eugène] / Antoine d'Alger (transl.). [Al-Awzan wa-al-akyal]. Système légal des poids et mesures, traduit en arabe.

Algiers & Constantine, Bastide & Amavet, 1858.

Small 8vo. (2), 30 pp. Lithographed and illustrated throughout. Original yellow printed wrappers.


Lithographed in Arabic throughout (save for the French wrapper-title): a rare official manual of the legal system of weights and measures used in French Algeria, intended for Arab-French schools. The booklet was drawn up by the school principal Eugène Vayssettes and translated by an Arab known only as Antoine, after an earlier effort by the military interpreter Ahmed ben Lefgoun had been condemned by the board as too complicated and linguistically obscure. The illustrations show various receptacles and measuring units.

In excellent condition.

OCLC 493647389.

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