Bellarmin, Robert, SJ. [Yulpana meshihaya]. (Dottrina Cristiana breve, syriace).

Rome, Typis Sac. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1665.

8vo. (4), 49, (1) pp. With woodcut printer's device on title page (Christ sending the Apostles forth to spread the Gospel). Modern wrappers.


Very rare translation of Bellarmino's "Dottrina Cristiana breve" (the abridgement of his abridged catechism) into Syriac, translated by Ya'kubh Binyamin. With the exception of the imprint, the text surrounding the printer's device on title page, and the imprimatur on the t. p. verso, which are in Latin, the text is entirely in Syriac printed in the Estrangelo alphabet. In 1613, the Arabic version of Bellarmino's "Doctrina Christiana" had inaugurated the famous Typographia Savariana as their first book printed with Arabic types.

Only 4 copies listed by OCLC.

BL Italian (17th cent.) II, 755. OCLC 792777103. This edition not in de Backer/Sommervogel, Schnurrer, or Smitskamp.

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