Early Viennese course in Arabic

Oberleitner, Andreas. Fundamenta linguae Arabicae [...].

Vienna, A. Schmid, 1822.

8vo. XVI, 390, VI pp. Contemporary marbled half calf with label to gilt spine.


First edition of Oberleitner's linguistic course. The orientalist and theologian at the Benedictine "Schottenstift" was Professor of Arabic, Syrian, and Chaldaic Languages and Exegesis at the University of Vienna. "Oberleitner's independent editing of the 'Fundamenta' constitutes an important achievement" (cf. ÖBL). The Viennese printer Schmid specialized in Arabic, Persian, and Syrian works, and his was the only printing shop in Austria that could handle such texts.


Aboussouan 693. Mayer II, 145. ÖBL VII, 188. Script. Ord. S. Benedicti 324, II. Wurzbach XX, 455. Brunet IV, 143. Graesse V, 1.

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