Oct 27, 2015 - Sale 2395

Sale 2395 - Lot 266

Price Realized: $ 1,820
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
'ABD AL-LATIF AL-BAGHDADI, MUWAFFAQ AL-DIN. Compendium memorabilium Aegypti. Arabic text; edited by Joseph White. viii, 157 pages * ABU AL-FIDA ISMA'IL IBN 'ALI. Descriptio Aegypti. Arabic text with Latin translation and commentary by Johann David Michaelis. [6], 134; 36, [4] pages. 2 parts in one volume. Together, 2 volumes. First volume 8vo, 210x134 mm in contemporary paste-paper boards, spine imperfect with white ink shelf number, cover corners worn, marginal foxing, owner's stamp on title, accession number on next leaf, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary stamp on blank last page; second volume 4to, 218x145 mm in contemporary boards, worn, backstrip imperfect with cloth shelf label, accession number on leaf after title, second part heavily foxed. Tübingen: Johann Georg Cotta, 1789; Göttingen: Johann Christian Friedrich, 1776

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first editions. The first work is the account of Egypt by a physician and author from Baghdad (1162-1231); the second is the portion dealing with Egypt from the treatise on geography by a Syrian historian (1273-1331). Sarton II, 599-600, and III, 793-99.