Al-Jahiz : the Book of Misers. The Great Books of Islamic Civilization Series

Reading, UK: Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization / Garnet Publishing Limited, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Dj has a rubbed spot on front cover near spine. xxvii, 259 p. w/color illus., footnotes, appendices, select bibliography, index. A medieval Islamic comic masterpiece, and one of the earliest works of fiction of the Islamic world. He ridicules the miserliness of both individuals and groups, in contrast to generosity, prized as one of the principle virtures of the Arabic world. Very good / very good. Item #20151

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