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Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

Ruete, Emilie (formerly Salamah bint Said) (translated from the German)

Published by D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1888
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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New York: D. Appleton, 1888. First American edition. 12mo. Hard cover binding. Unidentified translator. Earliest edition in English. First published in German as "Memoiren einer arabischen Prinzessin" in 1886. Earliest known account of harem life by an Arab woman. The author was borm a princess of Zanzibar and Omân, and fell in love with a German buyer, with whom she fled to Yemen and eventually to Germany. A very lively impression of the people in Zanzibar and the details of daily life of the women in the sultan's harem. A rare and extremely interesting book. Antique ex-library with hand-numbered and hand-dated bookplate, minimal markings, no pocket. Boards scuffed and soiled, occasional foxing, particularly to endpapers. Very good condition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005240

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Title: Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co., New York

Publication Date: 1888

Binding: Decorative Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First American Edition.

Book Type: Antique ex-library

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