Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1886. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (10 3/4 x 7"). , 166pp. Modern brown cloth, with white lettering to spine. Publisher's vignette on title.
In this study of the Arabic version of the Barlaam romance, the author demonstrates that it is a translation of the Greek recension of the "Life of Barlaam and Ioasaph," dating from a comparatively late period and made in an Arabic-speaking Christian environment.
About the author: Hermann Zotenberg (1836-1894) was an orientalist and Arabist who worked for the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. His most celebrated work is his edition of the Chronique de Tabari (Paris, 1867-1871).
Ex-library copy, with reference sticker at upper front joint and tail of spine, stamp at top and bottom paper edges, bookplate on inside of front cover and printed notice at rear. Text in French. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #46664