A Facsimile of the Manuscript of Al-Kitab Al-Bari’ fi ‘L-Lughah. مخطوطة الكتاب البارع في اللغة

AL-KALI, ISMA’IL IBN KASIM.

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4to. 148 pp., of Arabic text, 15 pp., [1], of introduction & index in English, edited by A.S. Fulton, cloth, title gilt on spine & upper cover, copy clean & in very good condition, British Museum, Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts, London, 1933.

Synopsis

The work is considered as the pre-eminent Book of Lexicography, composed in Cordoba by the famous Arab philologist of the 10th century Abu ‘Ali Isma’il Ibn Al-Kasim Al-Kali. The manuscript, which is reproduced in this volume, was written on vellum by an Andalusian scribe probably in the 11th century, it comprises fragments of a huge dictionary of the Arabic language entitled “Al-Kitab Al-Bari’ Fi ‘L-lughah”.

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