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PROSODY / LINGUISTICS / BULAQ IMPRINT: شرح العروض [title], شرح عروض ملا جامى [first page] [Şerh’ül-aruz Molla Cami / Explanation of Prosody by Jami]

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8°, 158 pp., later black cloth binding with debossed decoration and gilt lettering (old manuscript in colour pencil on first and last page, otherwise in a good condition).

 

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A treatise on prosody in Persian language, here translated to Ottoman, was written by a 15th century Persian Sunni prolific poet and scholar Nūr ad-Dīn ‘Abd ar-Rahmān Jāmī, known as Jami or Molla Cami in Turkish. Jami was born in today’s Ghor Province, Afghanistan and authored approximately 87 books and short texts, many of them important and influential in the Sufi literature.

The Bulaq Press, the first Muslim official and governmental printing press established in Egypt, was founded in 1820 by the viceroy of Egypt Muhammad Ali (1769-1849) and is still active today.

Already in 1815, the first delegation was sent from Cairo to Milan to learn the printing techniques. After the construction of the press was finished in the autumn of 1820, it took another two years to transport the machines and school the employees. The first book, an Arabic-Italian dictionary, was published in 1822. In the next decades the Bulaq Press became the leading publishing house for the Arab world.

Worldcat lists one example (Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen).

References: OCLC 254583317. ÖZEGE; 18863; Hsu Cheng Hsiang, The First Years of Arabic Printing in Egypt 1238-1269. 1822-1851. The Checklist; no.420, p. 465.

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