Aucassin and Nicholete, A Romance of the Twelfth Century.
Glasgow: Privately Printed, 1887. Limited edition. Hardcover. The scarce translation from French, in a full vellum binding. Limited edition of 50 copies, of which this is number 3. Translated from the original French text by Gibb. (Suchier's edition): p. -100.
Elias John Wilkinson Gibb (1857 - 1901) was a Scottish scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish. His translation allowed the English reader to come to a better understanding of Turkish poetry.
12mo, xii, 100pp, teg, other edges rough cut, patterned end papers. Full vellum and gilt embellished binding, with gilt decorative emblems at each corner of front & rear boards, gilt title at spine. Boards a little curved at foredge, top front hinge short crack, foredge front end paper a bit chipped. OCLC: 1913473. Very good overall. Item #22822