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    Joseph Dacre Carlyle. Specimens of Arabian Poetry, from the Earliest Time to the Extinction of the Khaliphat, with Some Accounting of the Authors. Cambridge: John Burges, Printer to the University, 1796.
    First edition. Octavo. 180 pages. One plate of music and errata page at front. Text in English and Arabic.

    Three-quarter green buckram over marbled boards. Decorative green endpapers; printed on heavy paper. Board edges show light wear; corners bumped. Later green buckram spine shows faint shelfwear.

    Carlyle's work is considered the best of the early anthologies of Arabic verse, containing sixty poems by the most important Arabic poets, each faithfully translated into English by the author.


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