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Second enlarged edition of Werdin's Sanskrit grammar

Werdin, Johann Philipp Vyacarana seu locupletissima Samscrdamicae linguae institutio. seu locupletissima Samscrdamicae linguae institutio. In usum fidei praeconum in India Orientali, et virorum litteratorum in Europa adornata. Rome Typis S. Congreg. de Propag. Fide 1804
Second edition. 4to, 28 x 21 cm; pp.xxiv, 333, [1, imprimatur]; 1 folding plate. Very good contemporary half-vellum over marbled boards, spine gilt, with morocco lettering-piece. Small Propaganda Fide stamp to title-page, contemporary paper labels to spine and front pastedown.

An enlarged and revised edition of Werdin's 1790 Sanskrit grammar, issued under a new title, beginning vyacarana (vyakarana), Sanskrit for grammar. Werdin made significant changes in response to the comments of readers of the first edition, omitting the historical review of European studies of the Sanskrit language and the comparative table of alphabets. This edition is printed in romanized Sanskrit throughout, whereas the first used grantha characters. He also expanded the introductions to all sections of the grammar.