Peyron, Amedeo. Lexicon linguae Copticae.

Turin , ex Regio typographeo, 1835.

Small folio (238 x 298 mm). (4), XXVII, (1), 470, (2) pp. Later 19th century marbled half calf with giltstamped title to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers.


First edition.

Since 1815 Peyron (1785-1870) taught oriental languages at the University of Turin. He was a specialist in the Coptic language, the latest stage of Egyptian and spoken in Egypt until at least the 17th century. His research in this field gained him an international renown that was consolidated by his Coptic dictionary, the earliest of its kind. It remained unsurpassed until Wilhelm Spiegelberg's "Koptisches Handwörterbuch" in 1921.

From the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. An excellent copy.

Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 113. Gay 2337. Zaunmüller 228. Vater/Jülg 209. Brunet IV, 584. Graesse V, 247. OCLC 2786885.