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CASTELL, EDMUND: - Lexicon syriacum ex eius lexico heptaglotto seorsim typis describi curavit, atque sua adnotata adiecit Joannes David Michaelis. Two volumes. Göttingen, Jo. Christ. Dieterich, 1788.

. 4to. Pp. (ii), viii, (ii), 476; (ii), 477-980. Uncut, interleaved copy with scholarly annotations by M. Jan De Goeje. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, flat spines with title labels, worn and hinges weak. Internally clean and crisp. Second edition (first 1669) of this important oriental lexicon and first separate edition, edited by Johann David Michaelis. Edmund Castell (1606-86) was professor of Arabic at Cambridge and assisted Dr. Brian Walton in the preparation of his Polyglot Bible (1657). Castell's Lexicon took 18 years to complete and was specially prepared to supplement the Polyglot. Lowndes I, 386: "The work, embracing all the oriental languages in Walton's Polyglot, and designed to complete it, is, says Dr. A. Clarke, probably the greatest and most perfect work of the kind ever performed by human industry and learning." De Sacy ii, 2704. Thonnelier 1204. Zaunmüller 372. Zenker BO 1455. Provenance: Michail Jan De Goeje (1836-1909), Dutch orientalist and chief editor of Tabari's world history "Ta'rik al-rosol wa'l-moluk" (1879-1901).
EUR 1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1212.2 | £UK 902 | JP¥ 126269] Book number 99787

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