FREYTAG, Georg. 18118



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Freytag’, to Monsieur Humbert, Professor of Arabic at Geneva, on academic matters, with mention of “Der Bogen Arabischer Text ohne Vokale”, paper, booksellers, publishing, etc. In German, untranslated. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches, in good condition, surface creases, a few minor blemishes, address leaf, postmarked Bonn. Bonn, 4 January 1832. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Freytag (1788-1861), German philologist. In 1819 he was appointed to the professorship of oriental languages in the new University of Bonn. Besides a compendium of Hebrew grammar (Kurzgefasste Grammatik der hebräischen Sprache, 1835), and a treatise on Arabic versification (Darstellung der arabischen Verskunst, 1830), Freytag edited two volumes of Arabic songs (Hamasae carmina, 1828-1852) and three of Arabic proverbs (Arabum proverbia, 1838-1843). Freytag’s principal work was the Lexicon Arabicolatinum (Halle, 1830-1837), an abridgment of which was published in 1837.