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SILVESTRE DE SACY, Antoine Isaac, Baron (1758-1838). Grammaire Arabe a l' usage des élèves de l' école spéciale des Langues Orientales Vivantes. Avec Figures. Paris: de l' Imprimerie Impériale, 1810. 2 parts in 2 volumes, 8°. Half titles, 8 folding engraved plates of Arabic script, some with hand-colouring, and 8 folding tables only (of 10, some spotting and browning). Contemporary half calf, spines gilt (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: William Francis Prideaux (armorial bookplate); "R. C., Helperby" (label). FIRST EDITION. Schnurrer 154. The first grammar of Arabic to be published in French. (2)
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