Oratio de retinenda antiqua Batavorum in literis orientalibus gloria. Publice habita die 26 Novembris a. 1804.
Amsterdam, ex typographia Civitatis Amstelaedamensis, 1805.
Large 4to (210 x 250 mm). (4), VII, (1), 64 pp. Original half calf over marbled boards and giltstamped spine and title lable.
Only printing of this oration on the great contributions made by Dutch scholars to the study of oriental languages, delivered by the Amsterdam professor Willmet (1750-1835) on 26 November 1804. A student of Everard Scheidius, Willmet also produced a valuable Arabic dictionary in 1784 (cf. Smitskamp, PO 317).
Old library shelfmarks to upper cover and front pastedown. A little browned and brownstained near the end, otherwise well preserved; a good, wide-margined copy.