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