With a Qur'an study appendix: extensively annotated by a contemporary scholar of Arabic

Tychsen, Thomas Christian. Grammatik der Arabischen Schriftsprache für den ersten Unterricht, mit einigen Auszügen aus dem Koran.

Göttingen, Dieterich, 1823.

8vo. VIII, 263, (1), 40 pp. Contemporary marbled boards with giltstamped red spine label. All edges red.


Only edition.

The principal work of the Göttingen oriental scholar T. C. Tychsen (1758-1834), a grammar of Arabic that replaced that of Michaelis, including a 40-page "Anthologia Coranica" in Arabic which contains suras 1, 68, 91-96 and long excerpts from suras 2, 23, 47, and 5. The instructional text (though not the Qur'anic appendix) of the present copy has been closely studied, corrected and extensively annotated in German, Arabic, and Latin on more than 70 pages by an unidentified contemporary scholar or student of oriental languages, in a manner often consistent with preparatory notes for a revised edition. Sources cited include Scheidius, Reiske's Abulfeda, De Sacy, Rosenmüller, and Gesenius; the latest is the third volume of Freytag's Lexicon Arabico-Latinum, published in 1835.

Binding rubbed, extremeties bumped. Evenly browned throughout due to paper. Formerly in the library of the Gießen-based Arabist Wilfried B. C. Schaum (b. 1943) with his 1970s stamp to the title-page.

Kayser V, 484. OCLC 614537916.

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