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A Hand-List of the Muhammadan Manuscripts free pdf Excerpt from A Hand-List of the Muhammadan Manuscripts: Including All Those Written in the Arabic Character, Preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge In the Introduction to my Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the University of Cambridge, published by the University Press in 1896, I traced with some detail the history and growth of this department of our Library from 1625, when the munificence of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, secured for us the precious Erpenius collection, down to the date of publication, since which period we have acquired (mostly by purchase) about 140 MSS. written in the Arabic character. I do not deem it necessary to repeat in this place what I there set down on this head, and I shall therefore pass at once to other matters. The cataloguing of manuscripts, though one of the most useful tasks of the Orientalist, is at the same time one of the most irksome and tedious, especially in the case of a collection formed less by deliberate selection and purchase than by fortuitous gifts and bequests. When, therefore, I had completed my Persian Catalogue, and had realised how large a proportion of unselected manuscripts are practically devoid of worth or interest, I earnestly hoped that some one else, better qualified for such work than myself, would undertake the cataloguing of the remaining Muhammadan MSS., a task for which I felt but little inclination. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Edward G Browne
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331899672
EAN : 9781331899679
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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