A description of books illustrating the study and printing of Oriental languages in 16th- and 17th-century Europe
By Rijk Smitskamp. Published by E.J. Brill, Leiden 1992. xlvii, 372 pp.
Originally a series of antiquarian bookseller's catalogues, but comprising detailed scholarly descriptions, historical notes and typographical analyses of enduring value. Includes many reproductions of lettering and type-faces, among them 32 Arabics, ranging from Reuwich's woodcut alphabet (Mainz 1486) to the Hamburg Qur'ān of 1694.