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[HINDUSTANI / AMADUZZI, GIOVANNI CRISTOFORO] (ED.): - [HINDUSTANI] Alphabetum brammhanicum seu Indostanum Universitatis Kasi. Romae, Typis Sac. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1771.

 1494626701,
. Pp. (xx), 152. Text in Hindustani (Hindi) with interlinear Latin text. Old half green morocco, flat gilt spine. First edition of an important type specimen of the Hindustani language. It includes the Lord's Prayer, the Ave Maria and the Apostles' Creed and treats the language and script used at the University of Kas’ or Benares, in the Indian province of Bihar. The script is rendered in Kaithi characters, a more current form of the Nagari characters, and was written by Cassianus da Macerata Beligatti (1708-91). The types were cut already at the start of the Propaganda Press but not used until a century later. They were first displayed in Georgius' "Alphabetum Tibetanum" of 1759. Birrel & Garnett 12. Updike, Printing Types I, (1951), pp 181-3. Smitskamp PO 206.
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