[TRACTATE OF ARABIC SYNONYMS / BULAQ IMPRINT] Risâla fî al-mutarâdifât.
SHEIKH MUSTAFA Al-SAFTÎ WA AL-SHEIKH MUHAMMAD AL-NESHAR WA SAYYID EFENDI MUHAMMAD WA AL-SHEIKH MOHAMMAD AL-HUSAINI WA AL-SHEIKH AHMAD AL-ADAVÎ, (Professor in Medrese't al-Nasiriyye).
Bulaq Printing House., Cairo (Kahire-Bulaq), [AH 1321] = 1903.
Original wrappers in dark green cloth spine. Demy 8vo. (21 x 14 cm). In Arabic 40 p. First and Only Edition of any book form of this work on synonyms in the Arabic language, printed for the Arabic universities as an early textbook in Bulaq Printing House. The Bulaq or El-Amiriya Press is the first official and governmental printing press to be established in Egypt, and function according to industrial printing basis, causing not just a qualitative but also a quantitative and knowledgeable leap in science throughout the Arab region. The Bulaq Press was part of Mohamed Aly's inclusive development plans for the modernization of Egypt. The Khedive, first initiated his plans by establishing a strong Egyptian army; one that is capable of strengthening his grip on the country. It thus became essential that this army be provided with the necessary instructive and educational books and material, by which to learn military plans and techniques, as well as the different types of artillery and laws that define a soldier's duties and rights. A pressing need eventually developed for establishing a governmental press; one that should provide such material. By 1815 CE., Mohamed Aly initiated the process of bringing the art of printing to Egypt by sending the first official delegation, headed by Nicole El Masabki, to Milan in Italy, to learn the principles of printing. The same delegation was later able to return and establish the first official press in Egypt. Only three copies located in OCLC: 978241754.