Oriental Tales; Collected from an Arabian Manuscript, in the Library of the King of France. in Two Volumes. Adorn'd with Copper Plates Volume 1

Oriental Tales; Collected from an Arabian Manuscript, in the Library of the King of France. in Two Volumes. Adorn'd with Copper Plates Volume 1

List price: US$14.14

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1745 edition. Excerpt: ...he drew out from his Bosom, he said to me, O Son of Predestination, thou art to return to Mecca I can conduct thee there in one Hundred and Fifty Months; and I, reply'd the Bird, will make thee perform the Journey in one Hundred and Fifty Days. The Prophet return'd, and I engage myself to make thee arrive there in less than six Days. The Bird, who was resolv'd not to submit, said, that he would convey me there in one Hour. I accepted his Proposition. He charged the Prophet Abouxlahss in his Absence to do the Honours nours of his Table, and order'd me to cover my Eyes.. But I was scarce mounted on his Back, when he told me to take off the Bandage he had commanded me to put on; and with the extremest Surprize I found myself in this Court. My Joy was not of long Duration, continu'd he, when I perceived these Men, who pretend to have the same Right over Zesoet that Heaven has granted to me. Inform us now of your Adventures, said Zesbet, turning herself to Taarab, and he began in these Terms. THE HISTORY O F TAARABy the Judge. IN Despair at being obliged to quit the sair Zesbet, and thinking only how I might find means to meet with Mahomet, 1 departed from the beautiful Rose of Paradise. Uncertain as I was of what Route I should take, I confided in the Wisdom of the celebrated Oucha, who would never have commanded me a Thing that was impossible; and I said to myself, he.is to be seen, since Oucha has impend thai Condition upon the Marriage of his Daughter. I was not long before I met with Delart: The Heat, the Fatigue, and Want of Nourishment, made me suffer extremely. Yet, notwithstanding, one Day I tell afleep, and slept till the Rising of the Sun, and when I arose. arose, continued my March with a renew'd Hope. I had not gone many Steps, when I...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623533
  • 9781236623539