First edition of the Arabic text

[Alf layla wa-layla - French]. Biberstein Kazimirski, A[lbert] de. [Hikayat Anis al-jalis]. Enis el Djelis ou histoire de la belle Persane. Conte des Mille et une nuits.

Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1846-1847.

8vo (145 x 228 mm). (4), 176 pp. Publisher's original printed blue wrappers. Includes additional Arabic-only and Arabic-French title-pages, printed in gilt and blue on yellow paper.


First edition of the Arabic text (with the French translation on opposite pages) of the story of the slave girl Anis al-Jalis, a story from the Thousand and One Nights.

The Polish Arabist Albert Kazimirski de Biberstein (1808-87), "dragoman" (official interpreter and translator) of the French mission to the Levant, is best known for his translations of Arabic works into French, including the Qur'an (1840).


Spine a little chipped. Slight foxing throughout; additional title-pages stitched in loosely, else fine.


Chauvin V, p. 120, no. 58, 2. OCLC 978589479.

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