Lexicon Arabico-Latinum ex opere suo Maiore in usum tironum excerptum.

Freytag, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1788-1861.

Book ID: 10937


4to. 694 pp., double column per page, cloth backed boards, title page browned, scattered light foxing, otherwise copy in good condition, Schwetschke, Halle, 1837.


The most influential Arabic dictionary of the 19th Century, and still an indispensable tool. It is a masterpiece of lexicography by a noted Arabist. This dictionary as well as other works by Freytagii (1788-1861) contributed greatly to the furtherance of Arabic Studies in Europe.
On the last page of the work the type-founders and composers of the laborious undertaking are mentioned by name. The printing took from July 1827 to January 1838, and by then the Gebauer works had been taken over by Schwetschke himself.
Bibliographic references: Zaunmuller 14; Benfey 719.

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