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COMIDAS DE CARBOGNANO, COSIMO: - Primi principi della gramatica Turca ad uso dei missionari aposstolici di Constantinopli. Roma, Nella Stamperia della Sac. Congr. di Propagande Fide, 1794.

. 4to. Pp. (xii), 730. Title printed in red and black and with woodcut device. With text in Turkish (Arabic script) followed by the phonetics (roman fonts) and the Italian equivalents. Handsome later vellum, flat spine decorated in gilt with red title label, hinges starting. Light water stain to first few leaves. The second half of the book with worming in lower inner margins, not affecting any text. A few small holes running through the spine. First edition. The author was a Catholic Armenian and interpreter to the Count de Ludolf, minister of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies at Constantinople. This is the first Turkish grammar in the Italian language and mainly produced for the missionaries in Constantinople. A handsome copy. Atabey 266. Cf Blackmer 386. Vater 416. Zenker BO i, 310.
EUR 1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2189.45 | £UK 1565.25 | JPą 237699] Book number 14401

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