The Persian Moonshee.
London, Oriental Press for J. Debrett and J. Sewell, the Persian types cast by Vincent Figgins 1801
First London edition. Three parts in one volume. 4to, 30 x 23 cm; pp.[vi], 106, 74 [but 147], [1, blank], 82, [2, publisher's advertisements]; 32 engraved plates. With Persian text in naskh and nasta'liq. Modern half calf over cloth; lightly foxed, title-page with an early paper repair, a few marginal damp stains at rear.
See Shaw 279 and 357.
A Persian primer, containing a grammar, sample dialogues and phrases, and a selection of Persian texts, with English translations. The first edition was published at Calcutta in 1795, followed by two more editions in 1799 and 1800. The present edition comprises three parts: "Persian Grammar"; "Pleasant Stories in an easy style"; and "Phrases and Dialogues in Persian and English". It omits the fourth part found in the various Calcutta editions, a Persian translation of a section from the Gospel of Matthew. The plates include samples of shikasteh, various majuscules, and a partial facsimile of a manuscript of Sa'di.