Splendidly bound

Zamakhshari, Abu al-Quasim Mahmud ibn Umar / Hammer[-Purgstall], Joseph von (transl.). [Atwaq al-dhahab]. Samachschari's Goldene Halsbänder. Als Neujahrsgeschenk arabisch und deutsch [...].

Vienna, A. Strauß' Wwe., 1835.

8vo. X, (11-)54 pp. 27 ff. Original lithographed wrappers bound in splendid blue morocco with giltstamped cover borders, green inlays, title to gilt spine, marbled endpapers. Stored in marbled slipcase.


First editon, with the first German translation of this collection of moralizing addresses by the Arabic-Persian scholar Zamakhshari (1075-1144). Another translation, by H. L. Fleischer, appeared that same year in Leipzig. The present copy, untrimmed and partly uncut in the original lithographic wrappers, boasts a fine full morocco binding of the early 20th century with green morocco inlays and elaborate gilt ornamentation.

Some foxing throughout; spine sunned. A beautiful copy from an Austrian private collection.

GAL I, 292, no. XVI (p. 349). Zenker I, 164, 1347. Fück 165, 175. WG² 47. Goedeke VII, 766, 90. Wurzbach VII, 277, 49. Brieger 965. Hirschberg 195. Kosch VII, 242. OCLC 978579284.

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