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كتاب نار القرى في نشر جوف الفرا

Kitab Nar al-Qura fi Sharh Jawf al-Fara.

$760

Author:

AL-YAZIJI, NASIF. 1800-1871.

ناصيف اليازجي

Publisher:

Privately Printed

Publisher City:

Beirut

Year:

1863

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

N.A

Weight:

1000 g

Dimensions:

24*17

Reference ID:

h16820

Quantity:

1

Keyword:

Arabia, Arabic Language, Grammar, Syntax, Nasif Al-Yaziji

8vo. 296 pp., Arabic text within borders, edited by Nasif al-Yazigi, paper slightly browned, some wormholes throughout, a poem by Hafiz Ibrahim on al-Yazigi is inscribed by hand on front endpaper, modern hard back binding,  browned & foxed throughout, contemporary green cloth, rubbed, privately printed.
Al-Yazigi was an Arab philologist, poet and journalist. He was editor of several newspapers and magazines such as Nagah, Tabib, Diya, and was instructed by Jesuits to translate the Bible into Arabic. The translation, from 1876 to 1880, was published linguistically richer than the first translation of the Protestants. It was the second Bible translation in the Arabic language. 
 
One of Yaziji's most significant innovations was the creation of a greatly simplified Arab font. By reducing Arabic character forms from 300 to 60 he simplified the symbols so that they more closely resembled Latin characters. It was a process that contributed to the creation of the Arabic typewriter.

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