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IGNATIUS ╦ SANCTO JESUS [LEONELLI, CARLO]: - Grammatica linguae persicae. Rome, Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1661.

4to. Pp. (ii), 60. With large engraved vignette on title. Some age browning. Later half calf (about 1790). First edition of this scarce, early grammar of the Persian language. Carlo Leonelli (1596-1667) was an Italian Carmelite missionary who compiled this work during his extensive travels in the Near East, Armenia and Persia. Contains four pages with the Persian alphabet which is printed with the ta'liq types, a cursive form of the common naskhi type, first published in 1633. "It might be one of the four Persian founts which Raimondi is said to have had available at the Medicean Press" (Smitskamp) See PO 196. Diba p. 76. Schwab 863. Vater p. 280. Zenker BO i, 268.
EUR 3000.00 [Appr.: US$ 3404.3 | £UK 2569 | JPą 379843] Book number 35162

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