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Lumsden, Matthew
A GRAMMAR OF THE ARABIC LANGUAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PRINCIPLES TAUGHT AND MAINTAINED IN THE SCHOOLS OF ARABIA. CALCUTTA: F. DISSENT, UNDER THE INSPECTION OF T. WATLEY AND THE HONORABLE COMPANY'S PRESS, 1813
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159
Lumsden, Matthew
A GRAMMAR OF THE ARABIC LANGUAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PRINCIPLES TAUGHT AND MAINTAINED IN THE SCHOOLS OF ARABIA. CALCUTTA: F. DISSENT, UNDER THE INSPECTION OF T. WATLEY AND THE HONORABLE COMPANY'S PRESS, 1813
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
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Lumsden, Matthew
A GRAMMAR OF THE ARABIC LANGUAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PRINCIPLES TAUGHT AND MAINTAINED IN THE SCHOOLS OF ARABIA. CALCUTTA: F. DISSENT, UNDER THE INSPECTION OF T. WATLEY AND THE HONORABLE COMPANY'S PRESS, 1813
FIRST EDITION, small folio (305 x 189mm.), woodcut device in Arabic on title, several leaves folding, modern half calf, marbled boards, red morocco lettering piece, minor repairs to inner margin of title
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RARE. The intended second volume on Arabic "syntax" was never published. Lumsden (1777-1835) "went to India as assistant professor of Persian and Arabic in the College of Fort William, and in 1808 succeeded to the professorship. In 1812 he was appointed secretary to the Calcutta Madrasa, and superintended various translations of English works into Persian then in progress. From 1814 until 1817 he had charge of the East India Company's press at Calcutta" (ODNB). See also lot 158.

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