Kitab al-Muz'hir fi'ulum al-lughah wa-anwa'iha.
8vo (166 x 234 mm). 2 parts in one volume. 8, 4, 299, (1) pp. 10, 7, (1), 272 pp. Contemporary full red morocco with fore-edge flap, covers with blind rules and stamped oriental ornaments in central compartment.
First printing of "Al-Muzhir", an encyclopedic work on Arabic linguistics and its various disciplines, compiled from earlier philologists by the prominent Egyptian scholar Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (d. 911/1505). It counts as a significant contribution to the study of Arabic linguistics. Al-Suyuti was an enormously prolific polymath whose "versatility stands out as unique in the history of Arabic literature" (GAL II, 144).
Binding a little rubbed, one corner bumped. Light fore-edge flaws to the preliminary matter of the first juz' (part); old pencilled and typed bibliographical notes to front pastedown. A very good copy.
GAL II, p. 155, no. 258. OCLC 20066914.