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The adventures of Abdalla, son of Hanif, sent by the sultan of the Indies, to make a discovery of the island of Borico, where the fountain which restores past youth is supposed to be found. Also an account of the travels of Rouschen, a Persian lady, to the Topsy-Turvy island, undiscover'd to this day. the whole intermix'd with several curious and instructive histories. Tr. into French from an Arabick MS. found at Batavia by Mr. de Sandisson [pseud.] and now done into English by William Hatchett ...

Author/Creator:
Bignon, Jean Paul, 1662-1743.
Publication:
London, Printed for T. Worralll at the Judge's Head, 1729.
Format/Description:
Book
[6], vi, xvi, [2], 169, [7] p. 8 pl. 20 cm.
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Abdalla, son of Hanif, the adventures of .
Form/Genre:
Advertisements -- England -- London -- 18th century
Notes:
"Redding implies that Vathek was founded upon an anonymous pseud-orientalism ... entitled, Abdallah, fils d'Hanif, which was translated into English from the French ... but a cursory comparison will at once show that the books have little in common." -- cf. Chapman, A biblio. of William Beckford, p. 19.
Advertisement: 7 p. at end.
Penn Provenance:
Yarburgh, C. (autograph)
Penn Chronology:
1729
Cited in:
Esdaile, A.J.K. Tales p.164.
ESTC (RLIN) T100320
McBurney, W.H. Engl. prose fiction, 243
Contributor:
Hatchett, William, fl. 1730-1741.
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
43862477