[Kitab al-Isti'dad lil-mawt.] Apparecchio alla morte ossia considerazioni sulle massime eterne. Utili a tutti per meditare ed ai sacerdoti per predicare.
Large 8vo. VIII, 488 pp. With an engraved frontispiece captioned in Arabic. Contemporary full calf with giltstamped spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
First Arabic edition of this classic ascetical work by Saint Alphonse de Liguori (1696-1787), first published in Italian in 1758 and translated by Maksimus ibn Jurjis Mazlum, archbishop of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Aleppo. Printed in Arabic throughout save for the preliminary matter. A second Arabic edition was prepared in 1851 by the Franciscans of Jerusalem.
Old red library stamp of the Roman Jesuit College on the title page; handwritten ownership on flyleaf opposite: "Dono del medesimo autore alla Bibl. degli scol. teol. del Coll. Rom.". Some occasional brownstaining and loosening of quires, still a very good copy. Only three copies known in libraries internationally (Yale; BSB Munich; Naples).
OCLC 702211341. ICCU NAPE\032122.