Early Arabic Books printed in France

كتاب في صناعة النحوية يشتمل على خمسة اجزاء = Grammatica arabica Maronitarum in libros quinque divisa, authoribus Gabriele Sionita,... et Johanne Hesronita,...

Sionita, Gabriel, Hesronita, Joannes (1616). Lutetiae [Paris]: Ex Typographia Savariana

 

Thanks to typographia Savariana’s shift to Paris (1614-1618) France also inaugurated its publications in Arabic in 1616 with a book of grammar prepared by Gebrayel al-Sahyuni and Yuhana al-Hasruni

 

 
كتاب في صناعة النحوية يشتمل على خمسة اجزاء .  Grammatica arabica Maronitarum in libros quinque divisa, authoribus Gabriele Sionita,... et Johanne Hesronita,... <br /><br />
Sionita, Gabriel, Hesronita, Johanne. (1616). Lutetiae [Paris]: Ex Typographia Savariana

Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Arsenal, 4-BL-152 


Biblia; 1. Hebraica, 2. Samaritana, 3. Chaldaica, 4. Græca, 5. Syriaca, 6. Latina, 7. Arabica : quibus textus originales totius scripturæ sacræ, quorum pars in editione complutensi, deinde in Antverpiensi ... extat, nunc integri ... Exhibentur

(1632) Lutetiæ Parisiorum: Antoine Vitré.

 

After the death of Savary de Brèves, Antoine Vitré, French printer, who specialized in oriental languages, bought the oriental characters from de Brèves’ heirs. He published fourteen books on Arabic grammar, history, philosophy, catechesis and scripture[9] among which, was the polyglot Bible of Paris, in 10 volumes, published from 1628 until 1645. It was written in Hebrew, Samaritan, Chaldean, Greek, Syriac, Latin, and Arabic.

Biblia; 1. Hebraica, 2. Samaritana, 3. Chaldaica, 4. Græca, 5. Syriaca, 6. Latina, 7. Arabica : quibus textus originales totius scripturæ sacræ, quorum pars in editione complutensi, deinde in Antverpiensi ... extat, nunc integri ... exhibentur

© British Library Board (1.h.1-8 & 2.h.1-2, pp. 1, 3).

التعليم المسيحي = Doctrina Christiana

[Bellarmin, Robert] Scialac, Vittorio (1635). Paris: Soc. Typogr. Libroruom Ecclesiastici.

 

A new collaboration between Vittorio Scialac and Gabriel Sionita resulted in the publication of Cardinal Bellarmine’s Doctrina Christiana (1613) in Latin with the Arabic translation in 1635.

Doctrina Christiana

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