Ferrari, Giambattista, SJ. Nomenclator Syriacus.

Rome, S. Paolini, 1622.

4to. (16) pp., 944 cols., (152) pp. With armorial woodcut to title page. Contemp. vellum.


First edition. "A Syriac-Latin lexicon of Classical and New Testament Syriac, the second such after that of Masius [1571]" (Smitskamp). This surprisingly copious dictionary was edited by Giovanni Battista Ferrari (1584-1655), who not only taught Hebrew at the Collegium Romanum for nearly three decades, but is also known as a botanist of some repute, in whose honour the Iris species "Ferraria" is named. The title woodcut shows the arms of Cardinal Alessandro Orsini, to whom Ferrari dedicated his effort.

Some brownstaining (occasionally more pronounced).

BM-STC 336. Aboussouan 331. De Backer/Sommervogel III, 677, 4. Smitskamp 189. Zaunmüller 372. Vater/Jülg 387. Ebert 7483.

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