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ARVIEUX, Laurent d'.[E]. The Travels of the Chevalier d'Arvieux in Arabia the Desart; Written by Himself, and Published by Mr. De La Roque: Giving a very accurate and entertaining Account of the Religion, Rights, Costumes, Diversions, & c., of the Bedouins, or Arabian Scenites. Under taken by Order of the late Frnec King. To which is added, a General Description of Arabia, by Sultan Ishmael Abulfeda. Translated from best Manuscripts; with Notes. Illustrated With Copper Plates.
London. Printed for B. Barker, 1732.
12mo, 16.5cm, Second Edition. [xxii],358,[2]p., with 5 copper engraved plate views, in contemporary full dark brown calf, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt decorations in the panels, gilt ruled boards on the boards, fine (cgc). ~ The English translation of Arvieux's Voyage fait par ordre du roi Louis XIV dans la Palestine vers le grand emir, published by La Roque in 1717. Arvieux (1635-1702) spent twelve years in the Levant (1653-65), and subsequently acted for the French government on a number of diplomatic missions, before settling down in France in 1686. He is chiefly famous for having furnished Moliere with the Turkish element in Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.


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