Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 482 (V.7.9)
Title: Kitab Mughni'l Khullan
Date of Creation: Between 1599 and 1699
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Al Damiri, Kitab Mughni'l Khullan. (Abridged from the Hayatu'l Haiwan.)
Al Damiri's 'Book Satisfying Friends', on Natural History (in Arabic and French).
Remarks: This work is abridged from the author's Hayatu'l Haiwan.
Al Damiri died A.H. 808 = 1405-6 A.D.
This transcription was finished in the year 1693 by Salibi, mentioned in the Colophon of U.3.13.
For another copy of this work, cf. Bibl. Nat. Cat. 2,801.
At the top of the first (interleaved) page, in a XVII.-XVIII. Cent. hand, as in other volumes: Ex libris Pétis De Lacroix.
Traces of metallic pounce remain.
[Formerly Q.8.7]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper (unsized), full size 7 3/8 x 5, mostly 7 3/8 x 4 1/8, ff. 144, written in Arabic and French, the latter interleaved, in single cols. of 12 and of about 26 lines respectively, each 5˝ x 2 3/4 and 6 x 3 1/8 respectively, each portion paged concurrently in Arabic and ordinary (modified Arabic) figures, edges of leaves containing marginalia carefully folded in to escape cropping. (End of Cent. XVII.)
Binding: Millboards, covered calf, gilt-tooled edges and panelled back, marbled edges, title (gilt): ABR. DES | ANIM. DE | DEMIRI | EN FR
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 512.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Muhammad ibn Musa al-Damiri 1341-1405
provenance: Pétis de La Croix d. 1713
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