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Alfiyya ou la quintessence de la Grammaire Arabe, ouvrage de Djemal-eddin Mohammed, connu sous le nom d'Ebn-Malec; publie en original, avec un commentaire, par le Bon Silvestre de Sacy.
Paris, Oriental Translation Fund, 1833. - viii, 254, 143 pp.8vo. The French title-page with steel-engraved device. Set in roman and Arabic types with incidental italic. Modern half calf in early 19th-century style, gold-tooled spine (Period Bookbinders, Bath). First printed edition, in the original Arabic with a lengthy commentary in French, of Ibn Malik's 13th-century Arabic grammar (nahw), nominally in 1000 rhymed verse couplets, known in Arabic as al-Khulasa al-alfiyya. The rhymed verse was a mnemonic device to help students remember their grammar. Much of the content concerns Islamic religion, so the book also served to reinforce religious studies. Abu Abd Allah Jamal al-Din Muhammad, better known as Ibn Malik (ca. 1204-1274), was one of the three "great masters" (Encyclopedia of Arabic literature, p. 256) of classical Arabic grammar. He was born in the Almohad Caliphate in what is now southern Spain, studied in Aleppo and settled in Damascus, where he taught and wrote the present grammar, which became a standard work throughout the Islamic world. It remained little-known in the West until Silvestre de Sacy (1758-1838) published the present edition. One of the leading orientalists of his generation, De Sacy became the first professor of Arabic at the
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