Moorish Literature & Malayan Literature (1901)


Moorish Literature & Malayan Literature (1901)


2 books in 1, containing obscure Berber tales and Malay poems and epics.

Title: Moorish Literature and Malayan Literature

Author: Rene Basset (ed.), Chauncy C. Starkweather (ed.)

Publisher: The Colonial Press, 1901. Rawlinson Edition, limited to 1000 sets, of which this is #218.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Very good. Sunning to spine, rough cut edges. 3 illustrated plates. Text clean, binding tight. App 9.5″ by 6″.

2 volumes in 1, part of the series “The World’s Great Classics”.

The first half of the book contains translations of Moorish literature, with an introduction by Rene Basset. In it are featured many ballads and romances, as well as the following tales:

The Story of Sidi Brahim of Massat
Five Berber Stories
Popular Tales of the Berbers
Popular Tales of the Kabyles

The second half, on Malayan literature, contains an introduction by Chauncy C. Starkweather and contains the following:

The Epic of Bidasari
Sedjaret Malayou
The Princess Djourher-Manikam
Makota Radja-Radja