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1083

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ARABICA -- CELSIUS, O. Qi a al al-lu a wa- ilm al- Arab, sive Historia linguae & eruditionis Arabum. Uppsala, H. Keyser, 1694. (4), 199 pp. Mod. brds. (Slightly short margins, last leaf laid down, browned/foxed).
estimate EUR 360
result EUR 1.800
¶ The very first monograph on the subject of Arabic studies and the Arabic language, and number 1 in Schnurrer's bibliography. It was defended as a thesis under the orientalist G.P. Lillieblad, and a second edition appeared in 1704. Celsius (1670-1756) was the foremost orientalist and librarian of 18th-c. Sweden. - Only 1 copy in NCC.


1084

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ARABICA -- COLLECTION of 11 Swedish theses on Arabic/Oriental studies: ALANUS, J.A. Vindiciae linguarum Orientalium disputatione philologica comprehensae. 1740 (12), 43, (3) pp. - M. AVELLAN. Dissertatio historico-philologica de caussis puritatis ac floris perennis linguae Arabicae. 1761. (2), 22 pp. - E. HEDENDAHL. Dissertatio philologica de necessitate et utilitate linguae Arabicae cum reliquis dialectis theologo. 1791. (2), 7 pp. - E.L. HYDRÉN. Specimen historico - literarium de fatis literaturae Orientalis in Suecia. 1755. (8), 36 pp. - L.E. LINDGREN. Dissertatio academica de fatis linguae Arabicae. 1790-92. In 2 parts. 16; 17 pp. - P. MALMSTRÖM. De vario usu litteraturae Orientalis dissertatio academica. 1791. 28 pp. - M. NORBERG. Dissertatio academica de optima methodo linguas Orientalis discendi. 1783. 24 pp. - N. SINIUS. Dissertatio academica de pronuntiatione linguae Arabicae ejusque usu. 1783. (10), 34 pp. - G. SOMMELIUS. Dissertatio philologica de lingua Syriaque ejusque antiquitate et utilitate. 1751. (6), 26 pp. - H.G. STÅHL. Dissertatio academica in eo occupata, ut rationes nonnullas, quae linguam Arabicam cultoribus perdiscendam suadeant, adferat. 1784. 18 pp. - J.A. TINGSTADIUS. Dissertatio philologica de natura et indole linguarum Orientalium. 1770. 26 pp. - All 4º. No binds. (Some theses a bit browned/stained in places).
estimate EUR 200
result EUR 1.400


1085

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ARABICA -- ERPENIUS, Th. Amthâl Luqmân al-hakîm. Locmani sapientis fabulae et selecta quaedam Arabum adagia. Cum interpret. Latina & notis Th. Erpenii. - Bound with: Locmani Arabis Fabulae et selecta quaedam Arabum adagia. Leyden, in typogr. Erpeniana linguarum orientalium, 1615. (16), 78 pp., impressum-leaf, (32) pp. Sm-8º. Old cf. (Tear in spine, bind. a bit chafed, paste downs detached, loosening, margins a bit wormholed, margin of lower outer corner a bit brittle/dam., inner margin a bit stained).
estimate EUR 750
result EUR 1.200
¶ First edition of the Arabic text, printed with Latin translation and preface. Lokman was a legendary sage of the pre-Muhammedanian era. This late 13th-c. adaptation of a Syrian translation of Aesop's Fables was attached to his name. Edited by Thomas Erpenius (1584-1624), professor of oriental languages at Leiden, printed at his private press with types cut specially for him in 1613 after his return from Paris. - Rare, only 1 copy in NCC. Schnurrer, 219; Brunet III, 1139; Graesse IV, 244.


1086

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ARABICA -- ERPENIUS, Th. Grammatica Arabica, quinque libris methodicè explicata. Leiden, In Off. Raphelengiana, 1613. (8), 192, (3) pp. Sm-4º. Old vellum. (2 tiny holes in vellum, 2 lvs. in facsimile (nicely done) (pp. 17/18 and 23/24), a few marg. stains, a bit browned).
estimate EUR 240
result EUR 500
¶ Second issue of the first Arabic grammar published in Europe based on scholarly principles. - Schnurrer, 49.


1087

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ARABICA -- ERPENIUS, Th. Grammatica Arabica cum fabulis Lokmani etc. acced. Edita, conversa et not illustr. ab A. Schultens. Ed. 2a. Leiden, S. & J. Luchtmans, 1767. (14), 604 pp., indexes. W. engr. ti-vign. & engr. heraldic headpiece. 4º. Cont. vellum. (Spine torn, upper part of vellum spine and part of front side gone, name entry on ti-p., a bit foxed).
estimate EUR 240
¶ Smitskamp, PO, 75.


1088

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ARABICA -- ERPENIUS, Th. Orationes tres, de linguarum Ebraeae, atque Arabicae dignitate. Leyden, ex typogr. auctoris, 1621. (12), 132 pp. 12º. Old limp vellum. (Ties fail, recased, margins cut).
estimate EUR 400
result EUR 750
¶ First complete and rare edition of Erpenius’s celebrated orations. - 1: Oratio de lingua Arabica, habita XIII (…). 2: Oratio de lingua Arabica, habita V (…). 3: Oratio de lingua Ebraea, habita XXVII (…). - Schnurrer, 7.


1089

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ARABICA -- ERPENIUS, Th. Rudimenta linguae Arabicae. Florilegium sententiarum Arabicarum ut et clavim dialectorum, ac praesertim Arabicae, adjecit A. Schultens. Leyden, S. Luchtmans, 1733. (6), 374, (2) pp. Sm-4º. Old wrps. (Spine ends worn, slightly browned/foxed in placed).
estimate EUR 150
result EUR 450
¶ First Schultens edition of the 'Rudimenta', in itself a slightly shortened version of Erpenius's 'Grammatica' of 1613. - Schnurrer, 100; Smitskamp, PO, 73.


1090

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ARABICA -- MICHAELIS, J.D. Vom Arabischen Geschmack, sonderlich in der poetischen und historischen Schreibart. Eine Vorrede zur ersten Ausgabe der Arabischen Grammatik. 2. verb. Ausg. Gött., V. Bosziegel, 1781. cxii pp. Mod. brds. -- Id. Arabische Grammatik. 2. Ausg. Gött., V. Bosziegel, 1781. cxii, 256 pp. Cont. hcf. (A bit foxed). -- A. SCHULTENS. Oratio prima [-altera] de linguae Arabicae antiquissima origine, intima ac sororia cum lingua Hebraea cognatione, nullisque seculis praeflorata puritate. (Leiden, 1738). 58 pp. Wrps. -- (3).
estimate EUR 100
result EUR 80
¶ Ad 1: Rare separate edition of the special chapter in Arabic studies in Europe, with a special title-leaf, otherwise it is identical with the section in the second work. Ad 2: Our copy lacks the chrestomathy.


1091

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ARABICA -- SCALIGER, J.J. & Th. ERPENIUS. Kitab al-amthâl. Proverbiorum Arabicorum centuriae duae, ab anonymo quodam Arabe collectae: cum interpret. Lat. & scholiis. Leyden, ex typogr. Erpeniana, linguarum Orientalium, prostant apud J. Maire, 1623. (16), 134 pp., 1 leaf w. printer's mark. Sm-8º. Cont. cf. w. letters 'G.W.' on both sides. (Skilfully rebacked, a few marg. annot., a bit browned/foxed).
estimate EUR 360
result EUR 800
¶ Second edition of this collection of 200 Arabic proverbs, first published in 1614. - Smitskamp, PO, 67; Fück, 61-62; Schnürrer, 217; Breugelmans, 200.


1092

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ARABICA -- THARAPHA (Tarafah). Moallakah cum scholiis Nahas e MSS. Leidensibus. Arabice ed., vertit, illustr. J.J. Reiske. (Arabic-Latin text). Leyden, J. Luzac, 1742. (2), liv, 130, (2) pp. W. engr. ti-vign. & 1 fold. geneal. tree. 4º. Cont. tree cf. bind. (Rebacked in mod. cf., sides a bit chafed, corners bumped, name entry on ti.).
estimate EUR 300
result EUR 1.600
¶ Tarafah (6th c.), Arab poet, was the author of the longest of the seven odes in the celebrated collection of pre-Islamic poetry al-Mu'allaqat (Moallakah). Some critics judge him to be the greatest of the pre-Islamic poets, if not the greatest Arab poet. Edited by Johan Jacob Reiske (1716-74), German orientalist, who studied in Leyden. - Very rare. Encyc. Britt. 26, 415; v.d. Aa VI, 69ff; Graesse IV, 554.


1093

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ARABICA -- TYCHSEN, O.G. Elementale Arabicum sistens L. A. elementa, catalecta maximam partem anecdota, et glossarium. Rostock, Ex Off. Libraria Koppiana, 1792. xvi, 184 (recte 192) pp. Old brds. (Paper on spine partly gone, brds. a bit worn, slightly browned).
estimate EUR 150
¶ A short grammar written in order to try out the recently acquired Arabic types from Breitkopf, after the Danish typesetter Wilhelm Schaerding had been instructed by Tychsen.


1094

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BRISSONIUS, B. De regio Persarum principatu ll. tres. Ed. 2a. (Heidelberg), H. Commelin, 1595. (12), 378 pp. 17th c. h. vellum extra. (Stamps on ti-p., first leaves dampstained, browned throughout).
estimate EUR 240
result EUR 240
¶ Second and most complete early edition of this masterly description of the state of the Persian Empire. Extensively indexed & with the principal sources given, Brissonius' treatise remained for centuries the standard work on Achaemenid Persia. - Adams B, 2851; Machiels 964; NBG 7, 435-6; Sandys II, 193.


1095

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COPTIC -- KIRCHER, A. Prodromus Coptus sive Aegyptiacus. (…) in quo cum linguae Coptae, sive Aegyptiacae, quondam Pharaonicae, origo, aetas, vicissitudo, inclinatio; tum hieroglyphicae literaturae instauratio (…) exhibentur. Rome, Typ. S. Cong. De propag. Fide, 1636. (24), 338, (2) pp. W. woodcut ti-vign., text woodcuts after hieroglyphs and woodcut diagram of the ancient Egyptian solar system on p. 270. Sm-4º. 18th c. vellum w. raised bands. (Tiny wormholes in vellum, (rather) browned in places).
estimate EUR 1.200
result EUR 800
¶ First edition of the first European grammar of Coptic; issue with Barberini arms on title. Pages 54-85 deal with the 8th-century stone inscription in Chinese and Syriac discovered at Hsi-an-fu recording the presence of Nestorian Christian communities in China. Use of Arabic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Greek, Hebrew, Samaritan, and Syriac types in addition to Coptic. - Dünnhaupt, Kircher 3; Brunet III, 667.


1096

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DIEU, L. de. Critica sacra, sive animadversiones in loca quædam difficiliora Veteris et Novi Testamenti. Ed. nova. Suffixa est Apocalypsis D. Johannis Syriaca, quam ante aliquot annot ex ms. Jos. Scaligeri autor primus ed., vers. Lat. notisque illustravit. Amst., G. Borstius, 1693. (24), 762, (6), 765-862, (35) pp. W. engr. portr. & ti. printed in red & black. Fol. Cont. blind tooled vellum w. raised bands. (A bit browned/foxed in places).
estimate EUR 240
¶ Collected edition of de Dieu's biblical writings, including the Syriac edition of the Apocalypsis, and with the funeral edition held by Polyander in 1642. - Moss, 296, Smitskamp, PO, 309.


1097

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ELMACINUS, G. (=G. al-Makin). Historia Saracenica, qua res gestae muslimorum, inde a Muhammede primo Imperii & Religionis Muslimicae auctore, usque ad initium Imperii Atabacaei, per XLIX Imperatorum successionem fidelissimé explicantur. (…) Accedit Roderici Ximenez, Archiepiscopi Toletani, Historia Arabum (…). Ed. T. Erpenius. Leyden, Ex Typ. Erpeniana Linguarum Orientalium apud I. Maire, & Elzevirios, 1625. 372, 75 pp. W. woodcut ti-vign. Sm-4º. Cont. cf. w. blind tooled dec. back. (Top of spine dam., corners a bit bumped, glue remnants on inner margin ti-p., some wormholes in free endpaper, margins cut short affecting the printed marginalia in places, slightly browned).
estimate EUR 500
result EUR 800
¶ Quarto edition (translation) of Elmacin's history of the Saracens. The history of the Saracens is in fact a history of Islam from the time of Prophet Muhammed up to the year 1118 A.D. - Rahir, 197; Willems, 232; Smitskamp PO, 8;. Brunet II, 964 (note); Schnurrer 155.


1098

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ETHIOPIC -- LUDOLF, J. Lexicon Aethiopoco-Latinum, ex omnibus libris impressis, nonnullisque manuscriptis collectum. Acc. authoris grammatica, (…). Studio & cura J.M. Wanslebii. Lond., Th. Roycroft, 1661. (16) pp., 560 col., (40) pp.; (4), 76, (16) pp. Sm-4º. 18th c. hcf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt back. (Margins cut, slightly browned). -- Added: C. JUNCKERUS. Commentarius de vita, scriptisque ac meritis illustris viri Jobi Ludolfi. Lpz./Frankf., J.F. Braunius, 1710. (14), 228, (17) pp. W. fold. geneal. table. Old h. sheepskin. (Portr. lacks). -- (2).
estimate EUR 400
result EUR 300
¶ A Ge'ez-Latin dictionary, composed on the basis of all the printed works, and on a number of manuscripts; and revised with the help of a learned Ethiopian (Abba Gregorius). A grammar by the same author has been added. The whole is here published for the first time by J.M. Wansleben, who added a Latin index and a supplement. - Wing, L3465-67.


1099

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GUIGNES, (J.) de. Essai historique sur l'origine des caractères orientaux de l'Imprimerie Royale, sur les ouvrages qui ont été imprimés à Paris, en Arabe, en Syriaque, en Arménien, &c., et sur les caractères grecs de François I.er appelés communément Grecs du Roi. (Par.), 1787. (4), 42 pp., 1 blank leaf. Fol. Mod. brds.
estimate EUR 80
result EUR 800
¶ This folio issue is unknown to Bigmore & Wyman I, 284 where only two 4º issues of 1787 and 1790 are listed.


1100

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HOTTINGER, J.H. Historia Orientalis: quae ex variis Orientalium monumentis collecta, agit De Muhammedismo, (…) De Saracenismo, (…) De Chaldaismo (…), (etc.). Ed. 2a. Zurich, typis, J.J. Bodmeri, 1660. (20), 600, (24) pp. 4º. 19th c. cl. (Margins cut, slightly browned/foxed).
estimate EUR 400
result EUR 650
¶ This work can be considered to be one of the earliest scholarly handbooks of Islamic history and religion. The Swiss theologian J.H. Hottinger (1620-67) studied under Golius at Leiden, and was befriended with the foremost scholars of his days like Pococke and Grotius.


1101

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JUDAICA - HEBRAICA -- BYTHNER, V. Lyra prophetica Davidis regis. Sive analysis critico-pratica Psalmorum. In qua omnes & singulae vocaes Hebraeae in Psalteri contentae (…). Cui ad calcem addita est brevis institutio linguae Hebraeae & Chaldaeae. Lond., typis J. Flescher, 1650. (8), 352, (1), 69, (8), 46, (1) pp. 4º. Mod hcf. extra in old style. (Ownership entries on free endpaper and title, inner margin ti-p. strengthened, slightly browned/foxed).
estimate EUR 100
result EUR 110
¶ First edition of one of the better known works of Hebrew scholarship in England. Victorinus Bythner, a Polish philologist (1605?-1670?) lectured on the Hebrew language in Oxford and Cambridge. - Wing, B-6418.


1102

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JUDAICA - HEBRAICA -- ERPENIUS, Th. Grammatica Ebraea generalis. Cum duplici indice, altero librorum & capitum, altero vocum omnium Ebraicarum. Geneva, sumptibus J. de Tournes, 1627. (16), 317, (82) pp. Sm-8º. Old cf. (Rebacked, a bit browned/foxed). Rare. -- J.H. HOTTINGER. Exercitationes anti-Morinianae: de Pentateucho Samaritano, ejusque udentica 'Aythentia': oppositae canonicae ejusdem authentiai J. Morino (…) temere assertae. Zurich, J.J. Bodmer, 1644. (20), 116 pp. Sm-4º. Wrps. (W. a few underl. & marg. annot. in an old hand). -- G.C. BÜRCKLIN. Lexicon Hebraico-Mnemonicum; cum radicibus deperditis, (…). Frankf., J.D. Zunner, (1699). (8), 360 pp. 4º. Wrps. -- (3).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 100


1103

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KORAN -- L'ALCORAN de Mahomet, transl. d'Arabe en François, par le Sieur du Ryer. Suivant la copie imprimée à Paris, chez Antoine de Sommaville. (Amst., L. Elzevier, 1649). (16), 686, (6) pp. W. ti. printed in red and black w, sphere device. 12º. Old h. goatskin. (Spine a bit dam., new label, a few tiny wormholes, faintly stained in places).
estimate EUR 400
result EUR 320
¶ First Elzevier edition of the most important 17th-c. Koran translation, being the very first translation into a vernacular made directly from the Arabic. This is the first issue with the two dedication leaves to Seguier which were suppressed in later copies. - Willems, 1087; Brunet III, 1309.


1104

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KORAN -- TURPIN, (F.H.). Histoire de l'Alcoran, où l'on découvre le Systême Politique & Religieux du Faux-Prophête, & les sources où il a puisé sa législation. Lond. (et se trouve à Paris), De Hansy, 1775. 2 vols. xxxvi, 339; iv, 419 pp. Sm-8º. Cont. hcf. w. red edges. (Spines rubbed, spine vol. 1 partly dam./cracked).
estimate EUR 180
result EUR 170
¶ First edition. - Pfannmüller, p. 165, 172.


1105

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MEELFÜHRER, R.M. De fatis eruditionis orientalis. Wittenberg, 1700. Sm-4º. Mod. wrps. -- J.G. UNGER. Hoc est, de papyro frutice. 1731. Sm-4º. No bind. -- P.J. VETH. Oratio de religionis Islamiticae (…). 1843. 4º. Old brds. (Spine ends worn). -- And 2 o. (5).
estimate EUR 70


1106

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ORIENTAL LANGUAGES -- ALTING, J. Fundamenta punctationis linguae sanctae, (…). Acced. ejusdem synopsis Institutionum Chaldaearum et Syrarum. Ed. 6a. Simili institutionum Samaritanarum Rabbinicarum, Arabicarum, Aethiopicarum et Persicarum, a G. Othone (…) adornata, auctior. Frankf., F. Knochius, 1701. 3 parts in 1 vol. (16), 385, (109); (4), 122, errata leaf; (16), 32, 32, 88, 57-176 pp., 3 errata lvs., 1 blank leaf. Cont. cf. w. (rep.) clasps. (Some wormholes, a bit foxed in places).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 280
¶ Collection of Semitic grammars, consisting of Alting's Hebrew grammar and an Aramaic/Syriac supplement, and Otho's complementary synopsis of Samaritan, Rabbinic Hebrew, Arabic, Ethiopic and Persian, here published for the first time.


1107

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ORIENTAL LANGUAGES -- ALTING, J. Fundamenta punctationis linguae sanctae, (…). Acced. ejusdem synopsis Institutionum Chaldaearum et Syrarum. Ed. 6a. Simili institutionum Samaritanarum Rabbinicarum, Arabicarum, Aethiopicarum et Persicarum, a G. Othone (…) adornata, auctior. Frankf., F. Knochius, 1701. 3 parts in 1 vol. (16), 385, (109); (4), 122, errata leaf; (16), 32, 32, 88, 57-176 pp., 3 errata lvs., 1 blank leaf. Cont. vellum. (A bit foxed in places).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 320
¶ Collection of Semitic grammars, consisting of Alting's Hebrew grammar and an Aramaic/Syriac supplement, and Otho's complementary synopsis of Samaritan, Rabbinic Hebrew, Arabic, Ethiopic and Persian, here published for the first time.


1108

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ORIENTAL LANGUAGES -- BOHN, De fatis linguarum Orientalium inter Europaeos. Jena, 1769. Sm-4º. Brds. -- D.A. WALRAVEN. Oratio de linguarum et antiquitatum Orientalium studi inter generosae mentis (…). Amst., 1779. - Bound with: Id. Oratio de hermeneutica sacra cum linguarum atque antiquitatum Orientalium (…). Amst., 1785. - And: E.J. GREVE. Oratio de nexu, qui studio linguarum Orientalium (…). Leeuw., 1797. - 3 in 1 vol. 4º. Clothbacked brds. -- And 3 o. orations. (5).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 80


1109

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ORIENTAL LANGUAGES -- HILLIGER, J.W. Summarium linguae Aramaeae, i.e. Chaldaeo - Syro - Samaritanae, olim in Academia Wittebergensi Orientalium linguarum consecraneis, (…). Wittenberg, Sumtibus haered. T. Mevii & E. Schumacheri, per M. Henckelium, 1679. (8), 144. Sm-4º. Cont. limp vellum. (Upper inner margin stained, foxing).
estimate EUR 80
result EUR 65
¶ A comparative grammar of Syriac, Samaritan, and Hebrew originally published in 1677.


1110

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ORIENTAL LANGUAGES -- RAVIUS, Chr. A generall grammer for the ready attaining of the Ebrew, Samaritan, Calde, Syriac, Arabic, and the Ethiopic languages. With a pertinant discourse of the Orientall tongues. Also a Sesquidecury, or a number of fifteene adoptive epistles (…). Lond., W. Wilson for Th. Slater & Th. Huntington, 1650 (1648, 1649). 3 parts in 1 vol. (8), 93, (1); (2), 97-243; 35 pp. W. 3 'folding' plates cut in pieces and laid down on blank pages that are bound before, 6 plates printed on both sides & 1 portr. of the author. Mod. cf. in old style. (Upper margin faintly stained in places, slightly browned).
estimate EUR 360
result EUR 800
¶ A very rare and curiously composed linguistical tour de force by the German Orientalist Christian Ravius (Rau, 1613-77). This work is the first scholarly introduction to the Arabic and Semitic languages in English, and consists of three differently titled works, with varying title-pages and dates. - Wing, R-313.


1111

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ORIENTAL LANGUAGES -- RAVIUS, S.F.J. Specimen Arabicum continens descriptionem et excerpta libri Achmedis Teifaschii De gemmis et lapidis pretiosos. Utr., A. à Paddenburg, 1784. (4), 104 pp. - Bound with: Id. Oratio de eo quod jucundum est in studio theologico. Leyden, S. & J. Luchtmans, 1788. (4), 52 pp. - And: Id. oratio de Jesu Christi ingenio et indole (…). Leyden, S. & J. Luchtmans, 1798. (4), 54 pp. - And: Orationes duae. Altera de poëseos Hebraicae prae Arabum poësi praestantia (…). Leyden, S. & J. Luchtmans, 1800. viii, 107 pp. - And: Id. Oratio de natura, optima eloquentiae sacrae magistra. Leyden, S. & J. Luchtmans, 1806. (8), 49 pp. - 5 parts in 1 vol. 4º. Cont. hcf. (Spine ends chipped).
estimate EUR 200
result EUR 700
¶ Contains five various academical publications by the Orientalist Sebaldus Fulco Johannes Ravius (Rau, 1765-1807). The collection is preceded by a mezzotint portrait of Ravius by L. Portman after F. Kuijper, tog. w. laudatory poems by Hieronymus de Bosch, Pieter van Winter, Cornelis van Lennep, etc. And also some laudatory/funeral poems are bound in at the end.


1112

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ORIENTAL LANGUAGES -- WALTON, B. Introductio ad lectionum linguarum orientalium: Hebraicae, Chaldicae, Samaritanae, Syriacae, Arabicae, Persicae, Aethiopicae, Armenae, Coptae. Ed. 2a. Lond., Th. Roycroft, 1655. (2), 96, 112, (3) pp. Cont. cf. (Spine gone, corners bumped/dam., sides a bit chafed, upper margin faintly stained).
estimate EUR 180
result EUR 140
¶ Walton's famous introduction to the London Polyglot Bible. - Wing, W659.


1113

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PHOENICIA -- HAMAKER, H.A. Diatribe philologico-critica monumentorum aliquot Punicorum, nuper in Africa repertorum, interpretationem exhibens. - Bound with: C.J.C. REUVENS. Periculum animadversionum archaeologicarum ad cippos Punicos Humbertianos Musei Antiquarii Lugduno-Batavi. - And: Id. Lettre à M. Raoul-Rochette (…) sur une inscription en caractères phéniciens et grecs, récemment découverte à Cyrene. - Leiden, 1822-25. 3 parts in 1 vol. W. 5 fold. plates. 4º. Cont. hcf. (Spine partly gone, corners bumped). -- Th. REINESIUS. Historoumena linguae Punicae: errori populari, Arabicam et Punicam esse eandem, opposita. Utr., 1702. 91 pp. 4º. Old wrps. (Spine worn). -- (2).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 120


1114

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REISKE, J.J. Von ihm selbst aufgesetzte Lebensbeschreibung. Lpz., Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, 1783. (16), 816, (2) pp. Cont. green brds. w. gilt lettering and glossy endpapers. (Spine & corners slightly rubbed).
estimate EUR 180
result EUR 320
¶ Reiske's famous autobiography, completed and edited by his widow Ernestine Christine Müller. It includes a bibliography of his published and unpublished writings begun by Lessing (d. 1781), and many letters chiefly to Reiske.


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RELAND, A. De religione Mohammedica libri II. Utrecht, G. Broedelet, 1705. (30), 188, (28) pp. W. engr. ti-vign. Cont. vellum. (Ti-p. a bit soiled, browned/foxed).
estimate EUR 200
result EUR 160
¶ Rare first edition. - Tobler, 213; Graesse VI, 75; Brunet IV, 1203. - Our copy has an interesting provenance: in manuscript Arabic, and with a red stamp on vº of title the German scholar and editor of the Arabic 'Thousand and One Night' Maximilian Habicht (1775-1839) entered his name.


1116

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RELAND, A. De religione Mohammedica libri II. Ed. 2a auctior. Utrecht, G. Broedelet, 1717. W. engr. front.-portr., engr. ti., ti-vign., 3 fold. engr. (of which 1 large fold. depicting Mecca) & 1 fold. table. Sm-8º. Cont. vellum. (Slightly browned).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 130
¶ Tobler, 213; Graesse VI, 75; Brunet IV, 1203.


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SELDEN, J. De dis Syris syntagmata II. Adversaria nempe de numinibus commentitiis in Veter Instrumento memoratis. Accedunt quae sunt reliqua Syrorum. Prisca porro Arabum, Aegyptiorum, Persarum, Afrorum, Europaeorum item theologia, subinde illustratur. Lond., W. Stansby, 1617. (34), lxix, (9), 280, (8) pp. Cont. limp vellum w. overl. sides. (Libr. ticket on spine, name entry on ti., small tear in one leaf, a bit browned/foxed).
estimate EUR 200
result EUR 200
¶ Rare first edition. John Selden (1584-1654), the "most learned person in England" in the seventeenth century, was a lawyer, an antiquarian, a member of Parliament, and the greatest expert of his day on British legal matters. De Dis Syris Syntagmata II is an analysis of the Pagan gods of the Hebrew bible, particularly the Syrian Gods. Considered to be one of the most important books of orientalism to have been published during the 17th century. - Brunet V, 267.


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SEMITIC LANGUAGES -- CELLARIUS, Chr. Sciagraphia philologiae Sacrae (…). Ed. 2a, emend., & usu Arabismi etymologico aucta. [And 10 o. works]. Jena/Zeitz, 1678-1705. 11 works in 1 vol. Sm-4º. Cont. vellum. (A bit browned, w. ownership entry of the Syriac scholar S.C. Malan).
estimate EUR 500
¶ 1. Sciagraphia philologiae Sacrae. Jena, 1678. (8), 72 pp. - 2. Grammatica Ebraea in tabulis synopticis. 3a ed. Jena, 1699. 54, (2) pp. - 3. Chaldaismus. Zeitz, 1685. (4), 90, (2) pp. - 4. Porta Syra patentior. Ed. 2a. Zeitz, 1682. (6), 95, (5) pp. - 5. Excerpta Veteris Testamenti Syriaci. Zeitz, 1682. (14), 137, (7) pp., errata leaf. - 6. Excerpta Novi Testamenti Syriaci. Zeitz, 1682. (4), 76 pp., errata leaf. - 7. Glossarium Syro-Latinum. Zeitz, 1683. 48 pp. - 8. Isagoge in linguam Arabicam, rec. et aucta. Zeitz, 1678. (2), 70 pp. - 9. Horae Samaritanae. Ed. 2a. Frankf./Jena, 1705. (12), 114, (13) pp. - 10. Collectanea historiae Samaritanae. Zeitz, 1688. (8), 32 pp. W. text-engr. - 11. Epistolae Samaritanae Sichemitarum. Zeitz, 1688. (8), 32 pp. W. text-engr.


1119

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SYRIACA -- OPITIUS, H. Syriasmus facilitati & integritati suae restitutus simulque Hebraismo et Chaldaismo harmonicus, ac regulis quinquaginta absolutus. 2a ed. Lpz., sumtibus J.C. Meyeri, 1691. (8), 268, (64) pp. W. 3 fold. tables. - Preceded by: Id. Synopsis linguae Chaldaicae. Jena, 1674. (6), 34 pp. W. fold. table. - 2 in 1 vol. Sm-4º. 19th c. hcf.
estimate EUR 100
¶ Ad 1: Second edition of this grammar, first published in 1678. Not in Moss; Paisey, O165. The three tables are a synoptical table of contents, and two tables with paradigms.


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SYRIACA -- TYCHSEN, O.G. Elementale Syriacum sistens grammaticam, chrestomathiam et glossarium, subiunctis novem tabulis aere expressis. Rostock, ex off. libr. Koppiania, 1793. (16), 170, (10) pp. W. 9 (fold.) engr. plates. Cont. tree cf. bind. w. red label.
estimate EUR 200
result EUR 160
¶ A novelty for that time are the nine palaeographical plates with samples of Syrian scripts, supplied for this edition by his student J.G.C. Adler. - Moss, 1097.


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TURKISH -- TODERINI, G. Letteratura Turchesca. Venice, G. Storti, 1787. 3 vols. (14), 256; 224, xliv; 259 pp. W. 3 engr. ti. & 2 fold. engr. plates w. musical scores. Hcl. w. gilt lettering.
estimate EUR 300
result EUR 550
¶ Giovanni Battista Toderini 1728-1729, Venetian philologist and book collector, accompanied the Garzoni embassy to Constantinople in 1781, remaining there for five years studying Islamic culture. Toderini collected many books and manuscripts, also scientific instruments, many of which are described in these volumes. Volume III contains the first detailed descriptive account of the output of the printing press established at Constantinople by Ibrahim Muteferrika. Toderini is still quoted as an authority on this press by modern bibliographers.

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