Item 243499. AN ESSAY ON THE USEFULNESS OF ORIENTAL LEARNING.

AN ESSAY ON THE USEFULNESS OF ORIENTAL LEARNING.

London: Charles Rivington, T. Cooper, W. Thurlbourn. 1739. Item #21555

1st edition. Period wrappers, 12mo. 60 pages. Dedication signed in the print [ie printed]: “Philoglottus. ” This is attributed to Richard Parker and also Gregory Sharpe. Halkett & Laing prefers Sharpe, however, the dedication reveals the author to be a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, making the attribution to Sharpe erroneous. SUBJECT (S) : Learning and scholarship -- Middle East. Middle Eastern philology. Middle East -- Civilization. OCLC: 14870849. No Copy appearing at major auction in the last 75 years. Faint institutional stamp on blank reverse of title page, some stains and margin loss to title and outer pages, no text affected. (MX-20-9-FL-'+).

Price: $350.00

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