THE FIRST ARABIC GRAMMAR IN HEBREW, 1857
(ARABIC GRAMMAR) GOLDENTHAL, Jacob. Grammaire Arabe. Écrite en Hébreu, à l’usage des Hébreux de l’Orient. Vienna: Imprimerie Impériale de la Cour et de lÉtat, 1857. Octavo, contemporary full green morocco gilt, wallet-style flap, all edges gilt. $9000.
First edition of the first Arabic grammar in Hebrew, with lovely ornamental cartouche in red, blue and gold, beautifully bound.
Goldenthal was a learned scholar; the title page designates him as a Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Vienna, member of the Academy of Sciences in Vienna, and member of numerous Asiatic societies in Germany, Paris, and London. He commends the study of Arabic to Talmudists. Title and preface in French; text in Hebrew and Arabic. Friedberg M-2669. Zenker II, 197 (erroneously dated). Durstmüller I, 274. Jüd. Lex. II, 1184.
Fine condition, a superb, beautiful copy.