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[Labrosse, Joseph], Angelus a S. Joseph Gazophylacium Linguae Persarum, triplici linguarum clavi Italicae, Latinae, Gallicae, nec non specialibus praeceptis ejusdem linguae reseratum. Amsterdam Janssonio-Waesbergiana 1684
First edition. Folio, pp.[xx], 18, 473, [1, blank; 38, index], additional engraved title. Quire Ff bound in reverse. Title printed in red and black, Persian characters in the text. Bound in later quarter calf over boards, neatly re-backed, raised bands; gilt blind-stamp of the Signet Library on boards, small library shelf-mark plate on front paste-down. Partially uncut, occasional light foxing and spotting. A very good copy.
Smitskamp PO 345.

The first Persian dictionary to be published, with a grammatical introduction largely based on De Dieu, and entries in Italian with explanations in French, Latin and Persian. As Father Angelus had previously translated a Persian pharmocopia he includes many medical terms.