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Ignatius A Jesus Carlo Leonelli."
Grammatica linguae Persicae. Auctore Patre Fratre Ignatio a Jesu Carmelita Discalceato missionario, & vicario residentiae Tripolis, & Montis Libani.Rome, Propaganda Fide, 1661. 4to. Modern contemporary-style ivory vellum, handwritten title on spine."
1639. (2), 60 pp.Extremely rare first edition of this valuable Persian grammar printed in Rome on the presses of the Propaganda Fide. The third work of this kind, preceded only by those of Louis de Dieu (Leiden 1639) and of Greaves (London 1649). Willems notes that G. B. Raimondi, as early as 1614, produced a grammar in Rome for the use of missionaries which remained virtually unknown in the west, but this existed only in manuscript. The grammars of Greaves and of the present author were both largely based on De Dieu (Smitskamp).Ignazio di Gesu (Carlo Leonelli) was a 17th century Italian missionary. He belonged to the"
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