Oriental alphabet specimens

Rodi, Antonio. Caratteri stranieri, raccolti, scritti ed incisi da Antonio Rodi nell' anno 1836.

Milano, Pagani Litografia, 1836.

Oblong 4to (327 x 154 mm). Dedication leaf and 10 engraved leaves of alphabet specimens, lithographed throughout. In the publisher's original lithographed wrappers.


Only edition of this collection of alphabet specimens, comprising Arabic, Syriac, Chaldaic, Hebrew (in two versions), Greek, "Illyric", "Egyptian", "Saracen", and "Indian". The author dedicated his effort to Conte Livio Benvenuti Clavello.

Slightly browned and brownstained throughout. Contemporary ink ownership "Biagio G..." on dedication leaf. Rare; only two copies in Italian libraries (Biblioteca statale di Cremona & Biblioteca nazionale Marciana, Venice).

ICCU VEA\0176272.

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