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WÜSTENFELD, Ferdinand.

Geschichte der Arabischen Aerzte und Naturforscher.

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Published: Göttingen Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1840

Stock Code: 117640

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Notes

First edition of the work which was long considered the first Western history of Arabic science and medicine, and though in fact preceded by an obscure work in French by Pierre Joseph Amoreux, published in 1805, it remains the foundational work on the subject (see Arcadian Library p. 216). The last 16 pages are lithographed extracts from three Arabic biographical dictionaries, al-Nawawi's Kitab Tahdhib al-asma', Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah's Kitab 'Uyun al-anba' fi tabaqat al-atibba', and Ibn Shuhbah's Kitab Tabaqat al-Shafi'iyah.

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Description

Octavo. Original plain orange paper wrappers, all edges untrimmed.

Condition

From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), bequeathed to Bath Public Library in 1920, with associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. Wrappers nicked and soiled, old tape repair to front panel verso, occasional spotting, still a very good copy.

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