Grammatica Arabica, quinque libris methodicè explicata. Arabicae, Persicae, etcaet. Linguarum Orientalium in Academia Leidensi Professore.

Erpenius, Thomas. 1584-1624.

Book ID: 17525


4to. Latin and Arabic text, [6], 192 pp., [3 errata], engraved vignette on title page, contemporary vellum, soiled, 2 tiny holes on upper cover, 2 leaves in facsimile (pages 17/18 and 23/24) nicely done, a few marginal stains, some browning, otherwise in overall good condition, Officina Raphelengiana, Leiden, first edition, 1613.


Second issue of the first Arabic grammar published in Europe based on scholarly principles. This work introduced generations of Europeans to the rudiments of Arabic grammar. Erpinius dedication to the Lebanese scholars, Jibrai’l al-Sahyouni (Sionita) and Yuhanna al-Hasrouni (Hesronita), and his advisory notice to prospective students of Arabic, are repeated from the first edition of 1616. Surat al-taghabun is included as reading material with detailed grammatical notes.
Bibliographic references: Schnürrer, 49; Brunett II, 1050; Zenker I, 168; Fück 59 ff].

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