Erpenii Arabische Grammatik, abgekürzt, vollständiger und leichter gemacht von Johann David Michaelis, nebst den Anfang einer arabischen Chrestomathie, aus Schultens Anhang zur erpenischen Grammatik. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.

Erpenius, Thomas.

Book ID: 8445


12mo. cxii, 148 pp. [4] of German with some Arabic text / 136 pp., of Arabic text, contemporary vellum, soiled and worn, worst at lower right corner of front cover, old inscription with a small cut at top corner of front fly leaf,all edges red, copy inside in good condition, printed by Verlegt von Victorinus Bossiegel, Göttingen, first edition, 1771.


First edition of Erpenius’s grammar. The first part of the Arabic Chrestomathy, other parts of which were never published.
Johan Michaelis and Georg Bernstein participated in this work on Arabic Chrestomathy. The texts used are 37 proverbs by Lokman, parts of Kitab al- Hamasa by Abu Tammam and parts of the Suras of the Qur’an.
Amthal Luqman al-Hakim was famous in Europe for his sagacity that united his three identities as the legendary hero of the lost ‘Ad tribe in Jahiliyya, the father who admonishes his son in a chapter of the Qur’an which bears his name, and the late medieval writer of the fables printed in this work.
Bibliographic references: Ebert 13983 u. Heinsius II, 1019 (Ed. V. 1781).

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