The first Arabic translation of Lafontaine's Fables

La Fontaine, Jean de. [Amtal Lafuntin al-hakim]. Choix de fables tirées de Lafontaine et écrites en arabe vulgaire par messieurs P[rudent-Marie-Auguste] Vignard et A[uguste] Martin.

Constantine, Abadie, 1854.

8vo. (2), 45, (1); (8), III, (1), 95, (1) pp. With a folding table. Original printed wrappers.

 3,500.00

Thirty of Lafontaine's Fables in Arabic: the first Arabic translation of this famous work, an extremely rare Algerian-printed publication issued for instruction in the Arabic language together with a collection of French-Arabic dialogues.

Wrappers a little stained; a few ink and pencil corrections to the preface. An untrimmed, wide-margined copy. Only two copies in library catalogues internationally (Bibliothèque nationale de France and Leiden University).

OCLC 776989551.