Elementa Persica. [Hikayat-i Parsi] id est narrationes Persicae.
8vo. XIX, (1), 197, (3) pp. Contemporary blindstamped green cloth.
First published edition. "A translation of Persian narratives from the posthumous papers of his half-brother, Friedrich Rosen, including a glossary and grammar of modern Farsi" (NDB).
The doctoral dissertation of the Prussian oriental scholar and diplomat G. Rosen (Ballhorn, 1820-91), who studied in Berlin and Leipzig. In 1844 he was a dragoman at the Prussian embassy in Constantinople before becoming Prussian consul in Jerusalem in 1853. From 1867 he served as German Consul General in Belgrade.
Some browning and brownstaining throughout due to paper stock. Binding a little rubbed with traces of a library label to spine.
NDB XXII, 52.