First and only edition of this abridgement, pp. 8vo, vii, 643, text in double column; Persian and Arabic entries with definitions in English; joints tender, cords holding; a good copy or better in contemporary 1/4 brown calf over marbled boards, red morocco labels. "This vocabulary is intended for the use of Gentlemen in the Army, in the service of the Honorable East India Company, and others, going out to India, who may think Richardson's Dictionary [of Persian, Arabic and English, Oxon. 1777-80] too bulky or expensive" (from the advertisement). Wilkins (?1749-1836) was the first Englishman to have a thorough knowledge of Sanskrit, and with Sir William Jones was the co-founder of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. His unabridged version of Richardson's work was published in 1806. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A vocabulary Persian, Arabic and English; ...
Publisher: printed for F. & C. Rivington [et al.]
Publication Date: 1810
Book Description F & C Rivington., Londra 1810. Ril. Cm.15,5x23,5 pp. 643 prima e unica edizione della versione ridotta del dizionario perono-arabo-inglese del Dr Richardson. Deastinata ad un uso pratico da parte dei funzionari e militari dell'East India Co. Wilkins fu uno dei primi studiosi di sanscrito e cofondatore della Asiatic Siciety of Bengal. Il dizionario di Richardson é del 1777-80 la edizione di Wilkins del 1806. Seller Inventory # 17839