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حیاة الحیوان Ḥayāt al-Ḥayawān, 805 A.H., 1402 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 62

Scope and Contents

A famous zoological dictionary, but it is something more. The work contains chapters on the history of the Arab rulers, on religion and law, annotations on the Qur'ān and dissertations on science, poetry, diction, etc. The author was Kamāl al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Mūsá b. 'Īsá b. 'Alī al-Damīrī (d. 808 A.H., 1406 C.E.), who compiled it in 773 A.H. (1371 C.E.).

Dates

  • Creation: 805 A.H.
  • Creation: 1402 C.E.

Language of Materials

Arabic (Script: naskh)

Physical Description

Illuminated gold and polychrome title page, gold borders throughout.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 volume

Other Finding Aids

Hukk, Mohammed Ashraful; Ethé, Hermann; and Robertson, Edward, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (Hertford: Stephen Austin & Sons Ltd., 1925).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the University of Edinburgh Library by Lieutenant-Colonel John Baillie of Leys' grandson, also named John Baillie, in 1876.

Physical Description

Illuminated gold and polychrome title page, gold borders throughout.

Processing Information

Annotation uses legacy data from Mohammed Hukk et al. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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