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Synopsis: Since the time of the First Crusade, the picaresque adventures of the rascal Abu Zayd of Saruj have been read, admired, imitated and praised from Spain to the Hindu Kush. It is the inner thread of this amazing book that makes it a world classic: the tales and events mirror the antics of the human mind in its way through life. The last chapter where the "rascal," after all his experiences, settles down to a devout Sufi life, gives the clue to this fascinating textbook of traditional psychology.
About the Author: Al-Hariri of Basra (1054-1122) is variously described as a silk merchant, a high official of the Seljuk monarch Malik Shah, and the author of The Assemblies, regarded for eight centuries as the greatest treasure in Arabic literature after the Koran.
Title: The Assemblies of Al-Hariri : Fifty ...
Book Condition: New
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008538819
Book Description Octagon Press, London, 1980, 1980. hardback, 8vo, 267pp, slight browning, text otherwise clean and tight, no inscriptions, fawn cloth, Very Good / no dustwrapper. ISBN: 0900860863. Bookseller Inventory # 458031
Book Description Octagon Press, Limited, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0900860863
Book Description Octagon Press, London, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 267 pp. Spine slightly cocked and lightly bumped at heel, bookstore price label on front pastedown. Jacket edgeworn. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 275757
Book Description The Octagon Press, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0900860863 Fifty encounters with the shaykh abu zayd of seruj. with dustjacket, 1980 signed author, light tanning to pages. Bookseller Inventory # 041498
Book Description Octagon Press,, London:, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First edition thus. Uniform age toning throughout text block, else very good in a near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 82968
Book Description Book Condition: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # 97809008608672.0
Book Description Octagon Press, Limited, London, 1981. Hardcover. Book Club Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Edge wear. Sticker residue to rear panel. ; 8.81 X 5.70 X 1.08 inches; 267 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 107290
Book Description Octagon Press, Limited, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020900860863
Book Description Octagon Press, Limited. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0900860863 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.1443607