Alter, Franz Carl. Ueber georgianische Litteratur.

Wien, Johann Thomas von Trattner, 1798.

8vo. 286 pp. With an engraved, folding plate of alphabet specimens. Contemporary marbled boards with printed spine label.


First edition.

A discussion of manuscripts and printed books in the Georgian language (kartuli ena), today the official language of Georgia at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Pages 165-257 contain a bibliography of all published works by the author, the Silesian ex-Jesuit and classicist Alter (1749-1804).

Old library label to spine. A clean, well-preserved copy.

Giese 2233. Wurzbach I, 16f. De Backer/S. I, 214, 15.