Brevia atque solida Syriacae linguae fundamenta. Editio secunda.
8vo. 64 pp., 1 folding table. With printer's woodcut device on title-page. Contemporary marbled wrappers.
First 18th century edition of this widely used introduction to Syriac, first issued by the Helmstedt professor of oriental languages, Hermann von der Hardt (1660-1746), in 1690 and again in 1694 (all printed by Hamm).
Some browning and brownstaining throughout; occasional slight edge defects without loss of text. The folding plate shows the conjugation of Syriac verbs.
Provenance: ownership of the Heidelberg Jesuits' Seminarium Carolinum (opened in 1730 for Catholic students in the strongly Protestant Palatinate), dated 1744, on title-page.
Cf. VD 17, 3:013822V.