Histoire de la Sultane de Perse et des Visirs. Contes Turcs. Composez en Langne Turque par Chéc Zadé, & traduits en François. Chéc Zadé, François Petit De la Croix, Sheykh Zade.
Histoire de la Sultane de Perse et des Visirs. Contes Turcs. Composez en Langne Turque par Chéc Zadé, & traduits en François.
Scarce Collection of Oriental Tales

Histoire de la Sultane de Perse et des Visirs. Contes Turcs. Composez en Langne Turque par Chéc Zadé, & traduits en François.

A Amsterdam: Aux depens d’Estienne Roger Marchand Libraire chez qui l’on trouve un assortiment general de toute sorte de Musique, M. DCC. VII [1707]. First Amsterdam edition. With Valentine de Laborde’s bookplate on inner front panel. Woodcut device on title page. Woodcut initials and tailpieces throughout. 19th century leather. Spine richly gilt, with title vignettes. Marbled endpapers. 261, (1) p. (Frontispiece missing.). Binding restored at hinges. Engraved frontispiece missing. Old entry of ownership on title page in faded ink. Some spots and stains occasionally throughout. L6 torn at lower corner with no effect to the text. Overall in very good condition.

First Amsterdam edition of this collection of oriental tales.

Scarce edition of Histoire de la Sultane de Perse et des Visirs, a collection of oriental tales, partly corresponding with the stories of the book The Story of the Forty Viziers. Published first in the same year in Paris (chez la veuve de C. Barbin), translated by François Petit de la Croix, however, some sources attribute the translation to Antoine Galland, the French translator of the Arabian Nights, which was published three years earlier.

Provenance: Valentine de Laborde (1806–1894), wife of Gabriel Delessert (Prefect of Paris Police), muse of Prosper Mérimée.

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Price: €2,000.00