Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 161 (T.7.20)
Title: Imitation of Christ
Date of Creation: Between 1637 and 1639
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Thomas a Kempis (Thomas von Haemmerlein), Imitation of Christ. Translated into Arabic by Ignatius of Orleans.
1. Life of Thomas Kempis.
2. Introduction to the "Imitation".
3. The "Imitation", translated by Ignatius, by authority of the Apostolic Roman Church.
4. Conclusion.
5. Certain Prayers and Confessions to be used at Communion.
Remarks: On the verso of the first folio in a XVII.-XVIII. Cent. French hand: MS. Arabe de M. de Lacroix.
Under this is a Maltese cross followed by ten lines of Arabic in commendation of the book, under which in the same hand as above: Les Quatre Livres de l'Imitation de Jesus | Christ... le reste en est un eloge.
The 'Imitation' is said to be translated from 'Athenian' into Arabic by Ignatius of Orleans of the disciples of S. Francis and order of Capuchins, with the co-operation of a native of Aleppo
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 5/8 x 5 5/8, ff. 200, well written in single cols. of 17 lines, each 5 3/4 x 3 7/8, rubrics and rubricated punctuation. (1048 A.H. = 1638-9 A.D.)
Binding: Limp pasteboards, covered crimson morocco, blind-tooled (lines) sides and flap
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), pp 479-480.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Thomas Kempis 1379-1471
translator: Ignatius of Orleans
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