Gazophylacium linguae Persarum. Triplici liguarum clavi Italicae, Latinae, Gallicae nec non specialibus praeceptis eiusdem linguae reseratum
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Marbled paper over boards, backed in red calf; folio; pp. ff, 473, with an additional engraved title-page. Binding quite worn, but with nice, untrimmed text block, just a little foxed. Rare first edition of this important Persian grammar with dictionary in Latin, French, and Italian, by one of the earliest Christian missionaries to Persia. Joseph Labrosse went to the Orient in 1664 and spent 10 years in Persia and Arabia, becoming Prior at Ispahan and Basrah. He later went to Constantinople, where he gained the protection of the Sultan for his mission. The Gazophylacium was priased by Bernier, Petits de la Croix and Chardin. Labrosse's other major work was on Oriental pharmaceutics. Brunet III, 719. Bookseller Inventory # D6148
Title: Gazophylacium linguae Persarum. Triplici ...
Publisher: ex officina Jansonio-Waesbergiana, Amsterdam
Publication Date: 1684
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
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