Beauty in Print: A Look At Exotic Types

When it comes to books, the most fascinating aspect is generally the content, but sometimes it's nice just to appreciate the beauty and precision of printed language. Here are some examples of books printed in types from a range of different languages in our upcoming auction of Early Printed & Medical Books

From Lot 102: Giovanni Cristoforo Amaduzzi, Alphabetum Brammhanicum, first editions, Rome, 1771-76. Estimate $800 to $1,200. 

Tibetan



From Lot 102: Giovanni Cristoforo Amaduzzi, Alphabetum Brammhanicum, first editions, Rome, 1771-76. Estimate $800 to $1,200. 

Burmese



From Lot 102: Giovanni Cristoforo Amaduzzi, Alphabetum Brammhanicum, first editions, Rome, 1771-76. Estimate $800 to $1,200. 

Malayalam



From Lot 102: Giovanni Cristoforo Amaduzzi, Alphabetum Brammhanicum, first editions, Rome, 1771-76. Estimate $800 to $1,200. 

Sanskrit



Lot 102: Joannes Agop, Puritas Haygica: sive, Grammatica Armenica, first edition, Rome, 1674-75. Estimate $1,000 to $2,000.  

Armenian  



Lot 115: Hiob Ludolf, Lexicon Aethiopico-Latinum...Accessit Authoris Grammatica, first edition, London, 1661. Estimate $500 to $750. 

 Ethiopic



Lot 113: Athanasius Kircher S.J., Prodromus Coptus sive Aegyptiacus, first edition, Rome, 1636. Estimate $800 to $1,200. 

 Coptic



Lot 112: Issac Sciadrensis, Rudimentum Syriacum, first edition, Rome, 1618. Estimate $800-$1,200. 

Syriac 


Lot 192: Missale Romanum Slavonico idiomate, Rome, 1741. Estimate $400 to $600. 

Glagolitic


For a look at more examples of lovely type have a look at our catalogue

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