Bound in Cairo

Letellier, L.-Victor. Vocabulaire Oriental. Français-Italien, Arabe, Turc et Grec. Composé pour la conversation usuelle, et dans lequel se trouve figurée la prononciation a l'aide des lettres françaises.

Paris, chez l’auteur, 1838.

Oblong 8vo. LVI, 236 pp. Full brown calf, richly giltstamped on both covers. All edges gilt. White moirée endpapers.

 1,800.00

Splendidly bound dictionary of French and Italian words with their counterparts in Arabic, Turkish, and Modern Greek, all in Roman transliteration. Contains brief introductions to the grammar of the various languages. Written for the use of the French army in Northern Africa and the Levant as well as for travellers and tradesmen throughout the eastern Mediterranean.

Pencil note "Relie au Caire" to flyleaf. Some browning throughout, title page and preface as well as final leaves show more pronounced foxing. Bookplate of Gaetano Querci on pastedown; old collection stamps on half-title and title page.

Not in Zaunmüller or Vater/Jülg.