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Richardson, John. A.
DICTIONARY, PERSIAN, ARABIC, AND ENGLISH; With a Dissertation on the Languages, Literature and Manners of Eastern Nations. A New Edition, with Numerous Additions and Improvements by Charles Wilkins
London: Printed by William Bulmer and Co, for W. J. and J. Richardson, et al., 1810. First Edition Thus. Full calf. very good -. 2 volumes. Lg. 4to. xcvi,1157,(1);(4),xxiv,853,(3)pp. Double column text. With the leaf of ads at the back of Volume II (a tape repair to a blank portion of the leaf), and the half-title in Volume II (no half-title required in Volume I). Cont. calf boards, quite rubbed & worn, calf chipped along the edges and some corners. Both volumes nicely rebacked with red morocco spine labels. A number of old rubber stamps of the Mercantile Library New York, who sold off their books in the 1970s. Each volume with an old inscription of a preliminary blank from one Joseph Wolff to his friend J. King. Very scarce. The greatly revised "New Edition" with extensive revisions by the great orientalist Charles Wilkins (Richardson died in 1795). The work was originally printed in 2 folio volumes in 1777-1780 in Oxford. Richardson also wrote A SPECIMEN OF PERSIAN POETRY (1774), and both an Arabic Grammar (1776) and a Persian Grammar (1771). The first volume is Arabic and Persian words translated to English, and the second volume English words translated to Arabic and Persian.
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