DU RYER (André)

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DU RYER (André)
Rudimenta grammatices linguae turcicae, Quibus eius praecipuae difficultates ita explanantur, ut facile possint à quolibet superari. Editio secunda. Paris, Antoine Vitré, 1633. In-8, brown calf, double framed with cold filets, Arabic cartouche in the centre (Binding of the time). Zenker, Bibliotheca orientalis, no. 296. This famous Turkish grammar, one of the very first published in the West. Born around 1580 and died in the second half of the 17th century, André du Ryer was one of the greatest orientalists of his time. He was responsible for the first translation of the Koran into French and for the introduction of Persian literature into Europe. His Turkish grammar, first published in 1630, was the second to be printed in the West after the Institutiones linguae Turcicae in 1612. The work was printed with the oriental characters that Savary de Brèves, ambassador to Constantinople, had had engraved after the most beautiful Arabic and Persian manuscripts. On the death of the latter, in 1627, the characters were acquired by Antoine Vitré on behalf of Richelieu. Turkish binding of the 17th century, of which a flap is probably missing. Wet stamp in red ink of the BDJ of the École Sainte-Geneviève on the title and at the end. Wet stamp on verso of last leaf: Jerseien Dom. S. Aloys (seal of the Jesuits of the House of St. Louis in Jersey). Repair to the lower corner of the title, some marginal spotting and a few freckles. Spine redone, lining and endpapers renewed.
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