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2 volumes. 4to. 965, ; x, , 1566 pp. Double columns, includes appendix and addenda & corrigenda. Early half-calf, marbled boards; neatly re-backed preserving original spines, rubbed, new endpapers. Very good. First and only edition; this is the most comprehensive study of Persian languages with translation into Latin. Beautifully printed with the Persian words and letters printed in the Tauchnitz-type, as well as Sanskrit and Zend in Lichtenberger-type. This is an exhaustive work â€“ a culmination of many years devoted to the study of Persian languages. This Lexicon is one of the major works of the orientalist Johann August Vullers, who pioneered the methodic study and historical record of ancient Persian languages including Zend and Sanskrit. He was familiar with contributions from European scholars in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (such as John Richardson (1741-1811?), Francois Mesgnien Meninski (1623/1620-1698), Thesaurus Linguarum Orientalium, 1680). Vullers came from a school of young orientalists headed by Baron Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy (1758-1838), who emerged as the founder of scientific Arabic studies in Europe. This lexicon was originally issued in fascicules beginning in 1853. The form of this two-volume set is the completed work issued between 1855 and 1864. A supplement was issued in 1867, not present here (vi, 136 pp.). In 1962 a reprint was issued. Johann August Vullers (1803-1880), born in Bonn, was professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Ludoviciana [now called the University of Giessen], Giessen, from 1833 till retirement, where he also passed away. He regarded Orientalism as a separate science. He was a versatile teacher, and served for almost half a century in GieÃŸen. His main interests were Persian language and literature. His works include: Fragmente uber die Religion des Zoroaster (Bonn, 1831); Institutiones Linguae Persicae cum Sanscrita et Zendica Lingua Comparatae (GieÃŸen, 1840-50, 2 vols.); Grammatica Linguae Persica (GieÃŸen, 1870); Ferdawsi, Shah-nama, ed. J. A. Vullers as Firdusii Liber Regum..., 3 vols., Leiden, 1877-84 â€“ see: Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature ..., Volume 2, by John McClintock, James Strong, p. 879-880; Ehsan Yar-Shater (ed.), Encyclopaedia Iranica, Volume 13, Page 261. REFERENCES: Locations: British Library, Cardiff, University of Cambridge, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford, St. Andrews, School of Oriental & African Studies, Trinity College Dublin.
Title: Lexicon Persico-Latinum Etymologicum cum linguis maxime cognatis Sanscrita et Zendica et Pehlevica comparatum, e lexicis persice scriptis BorhÃ¢ni QÃ¢tiu, Haft Qulzum et BahÃ¢ri agam et persico-turcico Farhangi-ShuÃ»rÃ® confectum, adhibitis etiam Castelli, Meninski, Richardson et aliorum operibus et auctoritate scriptorum Persicorum adauctum. [2 volumes].
Publisher: Bonnae ad Rhenum:, Impensis Adolphi Marci, 1855-1864.: 1855
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