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Linguarum orientalium Hebraicae, Rabinicae, Samaritanae, Syriacae, Graecae, Arabicae, Turcicae, Armenicae, alphabeta. by  Antoine Vitré (or Vitray) - First and only edition. - 1636 (colophon 1635) - from Antiquariat Banzhaf (SKU: 2160)

Linguarum orientalium Hebraicae, Rabinicae, Samaritanae, Syriacae, Graecae, Arabicae, Turcicae, Armenicae, alphabeta.

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Linguarum orientalium Hebraicae, Rabinicae, Samaritanae, Syriacae, Graecae, Arabicae, Turcicae, Armenicae, alphabeta.: With mounted woodcut bookplate “Lipsiae ex Ioh. Gottl. Imman. Breitkopfii Bibliotheca“

by Vitré (or Vitray), Antoine

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Woodcut-vignette on title, (4), 54, (2) pages with oriental types. Gilt red morocco spine over marbled boards, 18th century veined paste paper wrappers preserved. Front paste-down with printed bookseller label of the Librairie Orientale de Dondey-Dupré père et fils. Colophon-leaf with mounted woodcut bookplate of Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf "Lipsiae ex Ioh. Gottl. Imman. Breitkopfii Bibliotheca", the noted German printer and publisher. 4to (187 x 144 mm).


Kévorkian, Catalogue des "incunables" Arméniens, 195; Birrell & Garnett 34 "Extremely scarce" ; G. Duverdier, "Les débuts de la typographie orientale: Les caractères de Savary de Brèves et la présence française au Levant au XVIIe siècle". In: L'art du livre à l'Imprimerie nationale. Paris, 1973, pp. 69-87 ; Not in Bigmore and Wyman and in Smitskamp, Philologia orientalis. Cf. Updike I, 208-209. First and only edition. Antoine Vitray (ca 1600-1674) became the king's printer for oriental languages in 1622, and in 1635 he succeeded Antoine Estienne as printer to the clergy. He is renowned as the printer of the great Paris polyglot by Guy-Michel Le Jay, published 1645 in ten volumes. The oriental types used were partly from the collection of oriental types formed by Savary de Brèves, French ambassador to Constantinople and Rome. In 1632 after de Brèves death Louis XIII ordered Vitray to buy them and to add Armenian and Ethiopian. Vitray employed Jacques de Sanlecque to cut the punches and strike the matrices for the Armenian type ("Caractères bolorgir corps 16". Kévorkian p. 168). After Vitray's death in 1674 the types after being used in the famous Paris polyglot were finally handed over to the Imprimerie Royale. A few spots, else a fine copy of a very scarce type specimen with an important and distinguished provenance closely associated with the history of typography in Germany.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
2160
Title
Linguarum orientalium Hebraicae, Rabinicae, Samaritanae, Syriacae, Graecae, Arabicae, Turcicae, Armenicae, alphabeta.
Author
Vitré (or Vitray), Antoine
Format/binding
Gilt red morocco spine over marbled boards, 18th century veined paste paper wrappers preserved.
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
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Edition
First and only edition.
Publisher
apud Antonium Vitray
Place of Publication
Paris
Date Published
1636 (colophon 1635)
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