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The History of the life of Tamerlane the Great. From the time of his being made Regent of Sachetay till his death. Originally written in Arabic by Alhacen, a learned Arabian. Translated, abridged and methodized, from the French of Jean du Bec, Abot of Mortemer. With political notes.

Jean Du Bec, 1540-1610.

London : printed by W. Strahan; and sold by W. Owen, at Homer's Head, near Temple-Bar, MDCCL [1650]

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  • Title:
    The History of the life of Tamerlane the Great. From the time of his being made Regent of Sachetay till his death. Originally written in Arabic by Alhacen, a learned Arabian. Translated, abridged and methodized, from the French of Jean du Bec, Abot of Mortemer. With political notes.
  • Author: Jean Du Bec, 1540-1610.
  • Contributor: Lionel Vane 1724-1793, translator.;
    George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, dedicatee.;
    Alhazen, 965-1039.
  • Subjects: Timur, 1336-1405
  • Publication Details: London : printed by W. Strahan; and sold by W. Owen, at Homer's Head, near Temple-Bar, MDCCL [1650]
  • Language: English
  • Uniform Title: Histoire du grand Empereur Tamerlanes. English
  • Identifier: System number: 000988619
  • Notes: Pp. iii-iv contain dedication to Prince George, later George III (1738-1820), signed by the translator, "Lyonell Vane".
    Alhacen cannot be the author as claimed in the title since he lived four centuries before Timur. Jean du Bec is probably the author.
    Woodcut tail-pieces.
    Unnumbered preliminary pages contain two-page table of contents. Two unnumbered pages at end of volume include one-page errata list.
    Misprinted page number: 226 instead of 126.
    Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references.
    Citation/references note: ESTC, T184255
  • Physical Description: vi, [2], 150, [2] pages ; 19 cm. (8º)
  • Shelfmark(s): General Reference Collection G.14752.
  • UIN: BLL01000988619

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