Hayat al-Haywan (Vol. I only)

Kamal-al-Din al-Damiri

Edité par c. 1857-58 (AH 1274), Cairo, 1857
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Contemporary red full calf. Covers with blind tooled ornamentation and rules. , Text is in Arabic. Volume 1 of Al-Damiri?s famous work on animals which treats, in alphabetical order, 931 animals mentioned in the Quran, traditions, and the poetical and proverbial literature of the Arabs. The work is a compilation from over 500 prose writers and nearly 200 poets. The correct spelling of the names of the animals is given with an explanation of their meanings. The use of the animals in medicine, their lawfulness or unlawfulness as food, their position in folklore are the main subjects treated, while occasionally long irrelevant sections on political history are introduced. Al-Damiri (1344?1405), the common name of Kamal al-Din Muhammad ibn Musa al-Damiri, was an Egyptian writer on canon law and natural history. This work, ?Hayat al-Haywan? was the first work to elaborate, systematically, Arabic zoological knowledge., Size : 4to (285x200mm). , P. 1-9, 1-436. The book is in good condition. The text is crisp and clear. N° de réf. du libraire B5351

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Titre : Hayat al-Haywan (Vol. I only)

Éditeur : c. 1857-58 (AH 1274), Cairo

Date d'édition : 1857

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