Nomenclator Syriacus. Giovanni Battista FERRARI.
Nomenclator Syriacus

Nomenclator Syriacus

Romae: Stephanum Paulinum, 1622. Only edition, 4to, 8 preliminary leaves, 944 columns (thus paged), plus 76 leaves (index); woodcut arms of the dedicatee, Alessandro Ursini, on title-page; full contemporary calf, gilt spine in 6 compartments, raised bands; joints recently reinforced, occasional dampstaining throughout, else very good and sound. A Syriac-Latin lexicon of Classical and New Testament Syriac, the second such work after that of Masius, by the learned Jesuit, Ferrari (1584-1655) who for 28 years was professor of Hebrew at the Collegium Romanum. Among his better-known works are two on flowers and citrons. Includes commendatory verses in Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin by Francesco Donati, Vincentius Guinisius, Petrus Metoscita, and Ishaq al-Sedrawi. The Syriac types used on the title-page are now preserved at Imprimerie Nationale in Paris. Entry words in Syriac with Latin equivalents, with a Latin index to the Syriac entries. Zaunmuller, p. 372; Ebert 7483; Graesse II, 571 (with the erroneous date 1662). Item #43030

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