Arabic handwriting specimens

Roux, Daniel. Album de l'arabisant ou recueil choisi d'autographes arabes. Suivis d'une transcription textuelle pour initier à la lecture des manuscrits [...].

Algiers, de Guende, 1856.

Oblong 4to. 48, 32, (2) pp. Original printed wrappers.


A wide-ranging and painstakingly reproduced ensemble of Arabic handwriting specimens, lithographed throughout and entirely in Arabic save for the title and preface, which are in French. Comprises letters (part 1) as well as legal documents (part 2). Published as a manual and workbook for self-instruction in reading Arabic, this includes a section with the author's transcriptions in normalised Arabic script, headed by brief captions and synopses in French. Daniel Roux was "directeur de l'école arabe-française de la rue des Pyramides".

Preserved in the original printed wrappers. Very scarce.


OCLC 458780296.

Art.-Nr.: BN#53060 Schlagwörter: , , ,