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Browne 1407 (formerly K.2). Makin, Jirjis ibn 'al -'Amid (1205-1273). Historia Ecclesiastica. Syriac.

Paper. 205 x 140mm. 343 fos. Collation: 16, 210, 36, 410 ... 416, 4210, 436, 1 flyleaf. Dated 1618?

Syriac script, rubricated. 18 lines to a page.

Blind tooled red goatskin Islamic binding with flap.

On front 'Historia Ecclesiastica à Georgio Elmacìno, historiae Sarracenicae authore, conscripta'.

On front and back pastedowns 'Sum Collegii S. Johanis, Cantabrigiae'.

1710 College bookplate inside back cover.

Given by Richard Holdsworth (1590-1649), Fellow 1613-37. See MS U.2: 'Rec. fro[m] Dr Holdesworth being his owne gift Arabick books 11' (f.1v); 'Historia Ecclesiastica Geor. Elmacino autore' (f.46v).

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