New Haven: Yale University Press, 1936-1945. Hardcover. Quarto. Vol.1: 600pp. (cli). Vol.2: 756pp. (clx). Original blue cloth with gilt ruling on the covers and gilt lettering on spines. This authoritative and seminal work by 10th century Morroccan Jewish scholar David Ben Abraham Al-Fasi, on philology of Hebrew words in the Bibe, is considered among the earliest known Judeo-Arabic dictionaries written. This scholarly edition was edited from manuscript copies of the work held in the State Public Library in Leningrad and in the Bodleian Library in Oxford by Judeo-Arabic scholar Solomon L. Skoss (1884–1953). In addition to the printed Hebrew text of the original work (printed right to left, and accompanied throughout with footnote references) each volume contains lengthy concluding sections printed in English, providing scholarly commentary and context given to better understand the history and content of the work. The final section of vol.2 contains extensive glossary and indices in English and Hebrew text. Includes both Hebrew and English title pages on opposite side of the of book blocks.
Text in Hebrew with Arabic and English.
Bindings with some light bumping along the extremities, and some light abrasions along the edges of cloth of the back cover of the first volume. Interior with starting at the English half-title and Hebrew title pages of the second volume. Ink stamps of the previous owner on the English half-titles and Hebrew title pages and a few others in both volumes. Pages throughout the first volume some with light age toning along the edges. Bindings overall relatively tight. Bindingand intetriosr very good condition overall. vg. Item #48075
Hebrew title: אב אלאלפאט או אלאגרון תאליף דוד בן אברהם אלפאסי אלמערוף באבי סלימאן דאוד בן אברהים אלפאסי
Volumes XX and XXI of the "Yale Oriental Series, Researches."