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Famous Arabic-Latin dictionary, succeeding Golius's

FREYTAG, Georg Wilhelm.
Lexicon Arabico-Latinum praesertim ex djeuharii firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum …
Including: BINDSEIL, Heinrich Ernst. Index vocum latinarum.
Halle, C.A. Schwetschke and son, 1830-1837. 4 text volumes + index volume (bound in 2 volumes). 4to. Contemporary dark green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spines.
€ 3,500
First edition of a famous Arab-Latin dictionary by the German orientalist Georg Wilhelm Freytag (1788-1861), who studied under Silvestre de Sacy. Based on Golius's 1653 dictionary, Freytag's lexicon soon replaced his predecessor's ground-breaking lexicon and it remained a standard work until well into the 20th century.
Occasionally some minor foxing, and with a few small plant leaves pressed between the pages, causing some offsetting. Bindings worn along the extremities. Overall in very good condition.
Irwin, For lust of knowing, pp. 176, 239; Lambrecht 479; Philologia orientalis 314a (note); for the author: NDB V, p. 425.
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