Cadoz, François. Le secrétaire de l'Algérie ou Le secrétaire Français-Arabe, contenant des modèles de lettres et d'actes sur toutes sortes de sujets, un recueil de proverbes, des explications grammaticales etc.

Algier, F. Bernard (Lithographie de Mad.e Philippe), 1850.

12mo. 180 pp. Near-contemporary half calf over marbled boards with giltstamped spine title.


First edition; one of the earliest Middle-Eastern lithographed publications: an Arabic letter-writing guide for the use of secretaries and scribes in Algeria. Reprinted in 1904.

Publisher's signature stamped to verso of title as copyright protection. Stamped ownership of the private oriental scholar Carl Mayreder of Vienna, member of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft, to the title-page, with ticket of the Viennese bookbinder Georg Mayer (dated 1876) to the lower pastedown.

OCLC 493647399.

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