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Arabic Reading Lessons; consisting of extracts from the Koran, and other sources, grammatically analysed and translated; with the elements of Arabic grammar.

Author: Rev. N. (Nathan) Davis & Mr. B. (Benjamin) Davidson
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Price: $15.00
Publisher: Samuel Bagster & Sons
Publisher Location: London
Book Condition: Good
Pub Date: 0
wear to tips and corners, sunning, spine partially perished, previous owner's label of a noted 19th century theologian and author. Blind-stamped cloth. The British Library gives the date of 1854 for their copy as does the Library of Congress. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hard Cover. Nathan Davis (1812–1882) was a British traveller and amateur excavator, known for his work on the site of Carthage. He published Carthage and her remains (1861). Davis, a Jewish convert to Christianity was in Northern Africa from 1838 to 1843, at Tunis, as missionary to the Jews for the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews He lived first at Douar el Chott (Dawwar ash Shatt) near Tunis. In his Voice from North Africa (1844), Davis attacked some British supposed philo-Semites, and that cost him his position with the LSPCJ. From 1856 to 1858 Davis was engaged on behalf of the British Museum in excavations at Carthage and Utica. His co-author Benjamin Davidson, a native of Posen, also a Jewish convert was the author of an “Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon,” “Syriac Reading Lessons with Analysis,” and “Chaldee Reading Lessons,” an English edition of Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar. He assisted in the editing of the “Englishman’s Hebrew Concordance.” His chief literary work, however, was posthumous – a Concordance of the Hebrew and Chaldee Scriptures. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!