Oct 27, 2015 - Sale 2395

Sale 2395 - Lot 53

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
CASIRI, MIGUEL [i. e., MIKHAEL AL-GHAZIRI]. Bibliotheca Arabico-Hispana Escurialensis. Latin and Arabic text. [16], xxiv, 544; [8], 352, [214] pages. 2 volumes. Folio, 372x265 mm, disbound; infrequent minor foxing, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary stamp on title and accession number on next leaf in each volume; uncut. Madrid: Antonio Pérez de Soto, 1760-70

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first edition of a catalogue of over 1800 Arabic manuscripts, largely by Spanish Muslim authors as well as some by Jews writing in Arabic or Greek authors in translation, in the library of the Escorial outside Madrid. The descriptions are organized in sections by subject, with a comprehensive index. Casiri was a Maronite scholar who settled in Spain. Graf III, 475; Palau 47287.