The Arab Civilisation. Translated from the German … S. Khuda Bukhsh … Fellow …

HELL, Joseph. The Arab Civilisation. Translated from the German by … S. Khuda Bukhsh … Fellow of the Calcutta University, Lecturer in History of Islam.

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HELL, Joseph. The Arab Civilisation. Translated from the German by … S. Khuda Bukhsh … Fellow of the Calcutta University, Lecturer in History of Islam. W. Heffer & Sons Limited, Petty Cury, Cambridge, England, 1926.

8vo. Original cloth with dust-wrappers; pp. xvii, 128, [2]; apart from minimal marking to wrappers and offsetting from endpapers a near-fine copy of a scare title.
First edition in English, first in German in 1909, and still in print in Germany. The orientalist Joseph Hell (1875-1950) was a specialist of Arabic poetry abd professor at Erlangen and Munich. The translator and founder of the Bankipore Oriental Public Library was an Indian advocate, judge, philosopher and historian from Patna, Bihar. He writes in the preface that 'no such handbook - compact, accurate, felicitous in diction, and sound in judgement - to be found in any Language, Eastern or Western' (p. vii).

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