Apologia Pro Christiana Religione Respondentur Ad Obiectiones Ahmed Filii Zin Alabedin, Persae Asphahensis, contentas in Libro inscripto Phillipo Guadagnoli (Apology of Christian Religion, Response to the objections of Ahmed Filli Zin, Persian Asphahensis, on the contents of the Bible) – In the Latin language.
First edition of this important polemical work by Guadagnoli (1596-1656), the first Italian to teach Arabic and Syriac at La Sapienza and one of the correctors for the enormous Arabic Bible which the Propaganda Fide press began work on in 1632. The present piece of theological disputation was “launched against the Safavid scholar Ahmad b. Zayn al-‘Abidin.
Rome, Typis Sac. Congreg. de Prop. Fide. 1631.
Pp: /10/ + 607 + /6/
Size: 4to, 22 x 16 cm.
Binding: Original vellum binding. Signs of aging and use (please see scans). Panels somewhat softened due to moisture
Condition: Pp. /3/ – /6/, 3 – 6 and 11 – 14 detached. Signs of renewing between Pp. 600 and Pp. 601. Wormholes present throughout the text block, most present on the top of the leaves, text unaffected by damage. Stains on Pp. 89-96. Minor foxing.
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