Abulfedae descriptio Aegypti, Arabice et Latine.
Ex codice Parisiensi edidit, Latine vertit, notas adiecit, Johannes David Michaelis. Gottingen Joann. Chriistian. Dieterich 1776
First edition. Small 4to, pp.[vi], 28, 134, 36, [iv]; printed text in Latin and Arabic. A handsome copy bound in contemporary speckled calf, raised bands,. Bottom of spine and corners worn. Occasional faint spots to text. Gilt arms of William Stuart of Tempsford Hall in Bedfordshire and Aldenham Abbey in Hertfordshire to boards. Armorial bookplate of Reverend George Williams on front pastedown.
The first printed edition of Abu al-Fida's description of Egypt, edited and translated into Latin by Johann David Michaelis, whose proposal to the King of Denmark led to Niebuhr's extraordinary Arabian voyage.