[Biblia arabica - VT]. Al-`Ahd al-qadim wa-al-hadit [Biblia sacra in lingua Arabica].

[Rome], Matba`at Malak [i.e. Angelo] Rutili, 1752.

Small folio (218 x 290 mm). 2 pts. in 1 vol. 688 pp. Near-contemporary half vellum with red label to gilt spine.


New edition of the text published in 1671 in the Propaganda College's three-volume Arabic-Latin Bible, which is considered the editio princeps of the complete Bible in Arabic (disregarding the Paris and London polyglots). The version was prepared over a period of many years by Philip Guadagnolo and revised by Louis Maracci. First received with hesitation, it "eventually won general acceptance among Arabic-speaking Christians" (Darlow/M. 1652). Edited by Raphael Tuki, Bishop of Arsinoe, this present edition (usually issued in two volumes but here bound in one) contains the books of Genesis through Nehemiah and Tobit only.

Occasional worming to margins, otherwise a good, well-preserved copy. OCLC cites eight copies worldwide, none in America.

Darlow/Moule 1660. OCLC 398605651.

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