The first etymological dictionary of Portuguese words of Arabic origin

Sousa, Joao de. Vestigios da lingua arabica em Portugal, ou lexicon etymologico das palavras, e nomes portuguezes, que tem origem Arabica.

Lisbon, Officina da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1789.

4to. XX, 160 pp. Modern reddish-brown buckram with gilt lettering to spine.


First edition of the first etymological dictionary of Portuguese words with Arabic origins, written by one of the leading Arabic scholars of 18th-century Portugal.

From the library of the Royal Society of London (with its cancellation stamp), to which it had been presented by Sir Joseph Banks (with presentation mark).

Schnurrer 129. Zaunmüller 310. Vater/Jülg 291. Graesse VI/1, 454. OCLC 493424506. Cf. Aboussouan 850 (1830 edition only). Streit 17, p. 315, n. 6441 (1830 edition only).