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ANTIQUARIAN - ARABIC GRAMMAR - BRESNIER - 1855

£300.00

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ARABIC GRAMMAR
Alger/Paris 1855. 8vo. XVI, 668 pp. Lithographic frontispiece printed in colours and gilt in the style of an Arabic title (lithograph Bastide).
Black half-leather, raised bands and gilt title label.
Widely received introduction to Arabic by L. J. Bresnier (1814-69), a disciple of Silvestre de Sacy and the first professor of Arabic in Algiers.
A VG++ copy from the library of Henry Walter Bellew with his bookplate to end-paper and SIGNATURE to title-page.
Henry Walter Bellew MRCP was an Indian-born British medical officer who worked in Afghanistan.
He wrote several books based on his explorations in the region during the course of his army career and also studied and wrote on the languages and culture of Afghanistan.
During the First Afghan War (1838–1842) Bellew was Assistant Quartermaster General to the Kabul garrison. He was amongst those staff officers who advised withdrawal to India.
During the retreat, he and a handful of soldiers managed to survive the carnage at the Khoord Kabul (or Khurd Kabul) and Jagdalak passes.
They got as far as Futtehbad (Fatehabad), about 24km from Jalalabad, where they were attacked by villagers and Bellew was killed.

Invitation card laid-in to a lecture April 1927, on 'Witchcraft and Weather Lore from the Balkans' by Miss Sylvia Townsend Warner. A unique copy with associations.
Photos on request.
VG++ £250.00

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ARABIC GRAMMAR
Alger/Paris 1855. 8vo. XVI, 668 pp. Lithographic frontispiece printed in colours and gilt in the style of an Arabic title (lithograph Bastide).
Black half-leather, raised bands and gilt title label.
Widely received introduction to Arabic by L. J. Bresnier (1814-69), a disciple of Silvestre de Sacy and the first professor of Arabic in Algiers.
A VG++ copy from the library of Henry Walter Bellew with his bookplate to end-paper and SIGNATURE to title-page.
Henry Walter Bellew MRCP was an Indian-born British medical officer who worked in Afghanistan.
He wrote several books based on his explorations in the region during the course of his army career and also studied and wrote on the languages and culture of Afghanistan.
During the First Afghan War (1838–1842) Bellew was Assistant Quartermaster General to the Kabul garrison. He was amongst those staff officers who advised withdrawal to India.
During the retreat, he and a handful of soldiers managed to survive the carnage at the Khoord Kabul (or Khurd Kabul) and Jagdalak passes.
They got as far as Futtehbad (Fatehabad), about 24km from Jalalabad, where they were attacked by villagers and Bellew was killed.

Invitation card laid-in to a lecture April 1927, on 'Witchcraft and Weather Lore from the Balkans' by Miss Sylvia Townsend Warner. A unique copy with associations.
Photos on request.
VG++ £250.00

Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback

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