Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ephemera and Original Artwork | 12 June 2013
Galland (Julien Claude) - Recueil des Rits et Cérémonies du pelerinage de la Mecque,
Sold for £900
Galland (Julien Claude)
Recueil des Rits et Cérémonies du pelerinage de la Mecque,
first edition, some browning and spotting, contemporary mottled calf, richly gilt spine in compartments, rubbed,[Blackmer 643; Gay 3639], 8vo, Amsterdam & Paris , 1754.
⁂ 'This very interesting work contains five separate essays. The first three are translations from Arabic and Turkish authorities; the last two are eye-witness accounts - one a long (75 pp.) description of Chios dated from the island 10 February 1747, and the other a description of the marriage of Sultana Esma with Yakub Pasha, governor of Silistria. Galland was a nephew of the orientalist Antoine Galland, and he worked as an interpreter in the Levant' (Blackmer).
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