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Manuscript/Mixed Material Arabic manuscript containing a description of China

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Title

  • Arabic manuscript containing a description of China

Names

  • Dukur, Muḥammad, author
  • Dwight, Theodore, 1796-1866, former owner
  • Omar ibn Said Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [approximately 1860]

Headings

  • -  China--Description and travel
  • -  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)

Notes

  • -  Manuscript.
  • -  Arabic.
  • -  Title assigned by cataloger.
  • -  Pencilled note on verso of last page: "Ms. 3. Untranslated, sent by Pres., Roberts of Liberia, to Dwight."
  • -  Pencilled below colophon: "Amketeb Mebraa Medun Bar Kabere his name this book write"
  • -  Purchase from Sotheby's London, 30 June 2017.
  • -  Written in Liberia.
  • -  Paper; wove ivory paper folded into a booklet with blind stamp "Owen and Hurlbut, of South Lee, Mass"; dark brown ink; many tears and small losses thoughtout the text; catchwords.
  • -  Maghribi script; 12 lines in written area 17 x 12 cm.
  • -  Fol. 2a-9b (text).
  • -  Binding; no binding; sheets sewn into booklet form.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم صلى الله على سيدنا محمد. قال محمد بن محمد بن علي بن عثمان بن اشهب الفعلاني رحمه الله وتعمده بجنته وغفر له ...
  • -  Explicit/Colophon: كتب هذ الكتب اسمه كبربر ميؤم مبرم امكنذ.

Medium

  • 10 leaves (12 lines), paper : unbound ; 20.6 x 16 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • E445.N8 O43, no. 33

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018371880

Online Format

  • image

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IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

The contents of the Library of Congress Omar Ibn Said Collection are in the public domain and are free to use and reuse.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Omar Ibn Said Collection.

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Chicago citation style:

Dukur, Muḥammad, Author, Theodore Dwight, and Omar Ibn Said Collection. Arabic manuscript containing a description of China. [Approximately, 1860] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2018371880/.

APA citation style:

Dukur, M., Dwight, T. & Omar Ibn Said Collection. (1860) Arabic manuscript containing a description of China. [Approximately] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2018371880/.

MLA citation style:

Dukur, Muḥammad, Author, Theodore Dwight, and Omar Ibn Said Collection. Arabic manuscript containing a description of China. [Approximately, 1860] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2018371880/>.