1661 1ed Carmen Tograi ARABIC Poetry Pococke Oriental Islam Alchemy Ali Tughrai

ḢUSAIN IBN 'ALĪ, Al-Ṫughrā'ī

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One of the first Arabic books published in England!

 

In the early 17th-century, English scholar Edward Pococke took a special interest in Oriental studies, focusing on Arabic and Hebrew manuscripts while he lived in the Levant. Upon his return to England, he was given the position of professor of Arabic at Oxford where he began work on a course of Lectures upon the Proverbs ascribed to Caliph ‘Ali’. Pococke used these proverbs, as well as ‘Carmen Tograi’ to help teach Arabic grammar, the latter he translated into Latin and included an extensive commentary in 1661.

 

The ‘Lamiyyat al-Ajam’ or as it is more commonly known ‘Carmen Tograi’ or ‘The Traveler’, is an early 12th-century Arabic poem written by Arab alchemist Husain Ibn Ali al-Tughrai. (Russell, p.64). This work was originally written in 59 stanzas, each ending in the same letter – a trait highly admired by Arabic-speaking lands. (Toomer, p.212).

 

In addition to the poetry and commentary, this work features a Latin/Arabic prosody, or poetic dictionary, by Samuel Clarke which describes the words, meter, and rhythmic interest of the Arabic poem.

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1661 1ed Carmen Tograi ARABIC Poetry Pococke Oriental Islam Alchemy Ali Tughrai

 

One of the first Arabic books published in England!

 

In the early 17th-century, English scholar Edward Pococke took a special interest in Oriental studies, focusing on Arabic and Hebrew manuscripts while he lived in the Levant. Upon his return to England, he was given the position of professor of Arabic at Oxford where he began work on a course of Lectures upon the Proverbs ascribed to Caliph ‘Ali’. Pococke used these proverbs, as well as ‘Carmen Tograi’ to help teach Arabic grammar, the latter he translated into Latin and included an extensive commentary in 1661.

 

The ‘Lamiyyat al-Ajam’ or as it is more commonly known ‘Carmen Tograi’ or ‘The Traveler’, is an early 12th-century Arabic poem written by Arab alchemist Husain Ibn Ali al-Tughrai. (Russell, p.64). This work was originally written in 59 stanzas, each ending in the same letter – a trait highly admired by Arabic-speaking lands. (Toomer, p.212).

 

In addition to the poetry and commentary, this work features a Latin/Arabic prosody, or poetic dictionary, by Samuel Clarke which describes the words, meter, and rhythmic interest of the Arabic poem.

 

Item number: #5142

Price: $2950

 

ḢUSAIN IBN ‘ALĪ, Al-Ṫughrā’ī

 

Lamiato ‘l Ajam, Carmen Tograi, poetae Arabis doctissimi; una cum versione Latina, & notis praxin illius exhibentibus: operâ E. Pocockii … Accessit tractatus de prosodia Arabica

 

Oxonii : Apud R. Davis, 1661. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1
    • Part I – “Carmen Tograi”
      • [22], [1 blank], 21, [1], 233, [88]
    • Part II – “Ilm al-ʻurud wa-al-qawāfị Scientia metrica & rhythmica, seu Tractatus de prosodia Arabica, ex authoribus probatissimus eruta, operâ Samuelis Clerici”
      • [4], 170, [2]
    • References: Lowndes 2692; Madan 2576; Wing H 3804; Ebert 23019; Catalogue of Arabic Books in British Museumc.23; Russell, The Arabick Interest; Toomer, Eastern Wisedome and Learning;
    • Language: Latin & Arabic
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 11cm)
    • Exceedingly rare with auction and price comparisons at over $5,000

 

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Literature

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Language Study & Reference

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ḢUSAIN IBN 'ALĪ, Al-Ṫughrā'ī

Printing Date

17th Century

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Other

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Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete