Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1879. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. XX, 471, pp. Original decorative green cloth with gold lettering on spine. Wolf Leslau's ex-libris on inside of front board. Printer's device on title-page. First edition of this scarce work on the names of mammals in the Southern Semitic peoples. Some age-wear on binding with rubbing and closed tears along joints, and head and tail of spine partly chipped. Hinges startings but boards firmly holding. Sporadic foxing throughout. Text in German. Binding and interior in overall good condition. g. Item #27245
About the author: Fritz Hommel (31 July 1854 – 17 April 1936) was a German Orientalist.
Hommel was born in Ansbach, Germany. He studied in Leipzig and habilitated in 1877 in Munich, where he in 1885 became an extraordinary Professor for semitic languages. As well as linguistic questions, he was also interested in the history of the Middle East, and its connection with culture and intellectual life, for example in Ancient Egypt. Hommel died in Munich, Germany.