Ihkam bab al aqraba // An loqat al-a’rab
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Dictionnaire // Arabe // par // Germanos Farhat, Maronite // Évêque d'Alep. // Revu, corrigé et considérablement augmenté sur le manuscrit de l’Auteur // Par // Rochaid de Dahdah // Scheick Maronite // Marseille // Imprimerie Carnaud, dirigee par Barras et Savournin, .. // 1849
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Babe Ahkhame al’Araab an Loghate al’Araab

Marseille: Carnaud, c.1849. Binding: Contemporary vellum boards rebacked expertly with five raised bands, compartments blind and gilt horizontal fillets with elaborate central arabesque gilt motif and gilt lettered morocco title on two., Notes: Text in Arabic. Preface in French, Text in Arabic. Germanos Farhat was appointed Maronite Archbishop of Aleppo by Pope Pius IX. He served in this capacity from 1725 until his passing in 1732, as well as a skilled grammarian, writer, and religious poet. He was an important figure of the so-called Arab Renaissance. A statue in his honour remains erected in Aleppo. His work was revised, edited, and expanded considerably by the well known historian and commentator Rochaid de Dahdah elevated to knighthood, receiving the title of “Count” or Comte by Pope Pius IX., Size: thick quarto (260x185mm), Illustration: Illustrated portrait of the author, Archbishop Farhat of Aleppo, and illustrated gilt lettered title, both in Arabic with captions in French. , Provenance: Two ex libris stamps on French title: ‘Beirut library’ in blue ink and other unrecognizable. , Pages: Frontispiece, illustrated title, blind, Arabic text 723, preface summary French (3), printer’s note, title in French. , Category: Book Asia Middle East General; Book Literature. A fine example of this rare book. Item #B5668

Binding: Contemporary vellum boards rebacked expertly with five raised bands, compartments blind and gilt horizontal fillets with elaborate central arabesque gilt motif and gilt lettered morocco title on two., Notes: Text in Arabic. Preface in French, Text in Arabic. Germanos Farhat was appointed Maronite Archbishop of Aleppo by Pope Pius IX. He served in this capacity from 1725 until his passing in 1732, as well as a skilled grammarian, writer, and religious poet. He was an important figure of the so-called Arab Renaissance. A statue in his honour remains erected in Aleppo. His work was revised, edited, and expanded considerably by the well known historian and commentator Rochaid de Dahdah elevated to knighthood, receiving the title of “Count” or Comte by Pope Pius IX., Size: thick quarto (260x185mm), Illustration: Illustrated portrait of the author, Archbishop Farhat of Aleppo, and illustrated gilt lettered title, both in Arabic with captions in French. , Provenance: Two ex libris stamps on French title: ‘Beirut library’ in blue ink and other unrecognizable. , Pages: Frontispiece, illustrated title, blind, Arabic text 723, preface summary French (3), printer’s note, title in French. , Category: Book Asia Middle East General; Book Literature.

Price: $4,750.00