Lamiyat al-'Agam

Tughrai, al-Husayn ibn Ali al-. Poema Tograi, ex versione latina Jacobii Golii, cum scholiis et notis. Curante Henrico van der Sloot.

Franeker, Willem Coulon, 1769.

17, (1), 174 pp. Contemporary full calf binding. All edges red. 4to.


Early scholarly edition, with Latin translation and notes. "The 'Lamiyat al-'Agam', a famous poem by at-Tograi'i [...]. It was first edited by Golius together with the Sentences of Ali in 1629. This is the first one accompanied by Arabic scholia, and also the first readily available edition containing Golius's translation: Anchersen's edition of 1707, which published this translation for the first time, was lost at sea except for six copies" (Smitskamp).

Some foxing and browning; glue-shading to endpapers. Old bookplate (alpha and omega with fish) on front pastedown; stamp of the Paris Jesuit Congregation on title page. Binding rubbed and bumped at extremities; spine rather chipped. No copies recorded at auction within the last decades.


GAL I, S. 286. Smitskamp (PO) 318. Schnurrer 200. Graesse VI, 167. OCLC 16080863.

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