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On Gothic and Arabic manuscripts in Spanish libraries

BLANCO, Pedro Luis.
Noticia de las antiguas y genuinas colecciones canónicas inéditas de la Iglesia Espanola, que de órden del rey nuestro señor se publicarán por su Real Bibliotheca de Madrid, ...
Madrid, Imprenta Real, 1798. 8vo. With some lines printed in Arabic type. Later brown half morocco, gold-tooled spine. XLI [=XXXVIII], [1], 168, [2], [2 blank] pp.
€ 1,500
First and only edition of a work offering new details on Gothic and Arabic manuscripts in the collections of the Spanish Church in the Royal Library in Madrid, compiled by the librarian Pedro Luis Blanco. In part Blanco continued the work of his predecessor, the orientalist Miguel Casiri (1710-1791), who published the Bibliotheca Arabico-Hispana Escurialensis, a catalogue in two volumes containing more than 1800 Arabic manuscripts in the library of the Monasterio del Escorial in Madrid. The present work is divided into two parts, the first dealing with Gothic manuscripts, the second with Arabic manuscripts. The latter contains corrections and additions to Casiri's work, as well as some Latin translations of Arabic inscriptions or passages found in these manuscripts.
With a stamp of "Montserrat" on the last page. Internally in very good condition. Díez & Rodríquez, Colección canónica hispana, pp. 591-593.
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