Le Caire: Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1905 (Vol. 1); 1923 (Vol. 2). First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (11 1/2 x 7 1/2"). , ii, cxvi, 264, pp (Vol. 1); , xl, 277, pp (Vol. 2). Modern full burgundy cloth, with gold lettering to spines. Frontispiece portrait of Silvestre de Sacy in first volume.
In this seminal collection devoted to the works of French Orientalists, these first two volumes of the first series are dealing with the illustrious Silvestre de Sacy, and contains the various memoirs he published throughout his life.
A full biography by Hartwig Derenbourg forms part of the first volume.
Ex-library bindings, with stickers at tail of spines, and upper left corner of each front cover. Ex-library bookplate on inside of each front cover, and pocket on inside of each back cover. Library stamps to top and bottom paper edges. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in French. Bindings and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #45225