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LUMSDEN (Matthew). A Grammar of the Arabic Language, According to the Principles Taught and Maintained in the Schools of Arabia; Exhibiting a Complete Body of Elementary Information, Selected from the Works of the most Eminent Grammarians; together with Definitions of the Parts of Speech, and Observations on the Structure of the Language. In Two Volumes. Volume First: Comprising the System of Inflexion [All Published].1813

Calcutta: Printed by F. Dissemt, under the inspection of T. Watley and the Honorable Company's Press, First and only edition, small folio (305 x 190 mm), [12], xix, [1], 705, [1]pp., woodcut title page vignette in Arabic, woodcut head- and tail-pieces, several leaves folding, a couple of minor repairs to inner margin of title, recent half calf to style, marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, a handsome copy with text clean and fresh. This volume 'forms a complete treatise in itself, since the it exhausts the Science of Arabic Inflexion'—Preface. All published, the intended second volume of Arabic "syntax" never made it to print.

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