IBN MALIK.

Alfiyya,

ou la Quintessence de la Grammaire Arabe, ouvrage de Djémal-Eddin Mohammed, connu sous le nom d'Ebn-Malec; publié en original, avec un commentaire, par le B[ar]on Silvestre de Sacy.

Paris: Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland; Sold by Parbury, Allen, and Co., London, 1833 Stock Code: 130469
£1,750.00

Bilingual Arabic grammar

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First edition of Ibn Malik's 13th-century Arabic grammar, written in 1,000 rhymed couplets to help students remember their grammar, with strong religious themes. The text is printed in the original Arabic with a lengthy commentary by the oriental scholar Silvestre de Sacy (1758-1838). Sacy became the first professor of Arabic at the Ècole speciale des langues orientales vivantes in Paris on its establishment in 1795, and produced an Arabic grammar in 1810 that replaced that of Erpenius as the scholarly standard. The present book, the last major publication to appear during his life, was printed using Arabic type held by the Imprimerie Nationale dating to the 16th century, some of which Napoleon had confiscated from the Propaganda Fide in Rome.

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Description

Octavo. 19th-century green cloth, original printed paper spine label.

Illustrations

Printed in French and Arabic.

Condition

Bookplate of Richmond College Surrey. Cloth marked and cockled, foxing and toning, pages largely unopened. A good copy.

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