Fragments Arabes et Persans
inedits relatifs a l'Inde, anterieurement au XIe siecle de l'ere Chretienne. Paris Imprimerie Royale 1845
First edition, 8vo, pp.xxxv, [1, blank], 227, [1, blank]. With printed Arabic and Persian texts. A very good copy bound in later (c.1900) quarter morocco, marbled boards. Spine rubbed, corners bumped, some scattered light foxing.
A selection of Arabic and Persian extracts dealing with the early history of India, including several from al-Biruni's Tarikh al-Hind, an account of the Muslim conquest of India, all accompanied by Reinaud's French translations, and a French translation of a short section from the Shahnameh, based on Macan's printed edition. Joseph Toussaint Reinaud (1795-1867) studied Arabic and Persian with Silvestre de Sacy, succeeding to his chair at the École spéciale des langues orientales in 1838. Reinaud published a number of works, including an edition of Abu'l-Fida's geography.