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Ahmet Benandala, On the Christian religion. Latin, seventeenth century

'Epistola Mauri Mahumetani continens Religionis Christianae Censuram' (p. vii). Beg.: 'Epistola Ahmet Benandala Mahumetani ad Auriacum Principem Comitem Mauritium, et ad Emanuelem Portugalliae Principem' (p. 1); ends: 'Qui felicitatem, vitam et omne bonum tibi cupit, Ahmet Benandala hoc nomen erat scriptum Literis Arabicis' (p. 78). This letter survives in several other copies, including Chetham's Library, Manchester, MS A.2.41.

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155x105 mm. viii+78+viii pp. (contemporary pagination). Bequeathed to the College by Antonio Ferrari, 1744 (printed Ferrari Bequest plate on first flyleaf). '1.1.0' on first flyleaf. Small College bookplate (eighteenth century) at p. viii.

A single, small hand; a clean copy. Paper, with full margins, the text measuring 133x76 mm. Vellum on card, the classmark on two eighteenth-century paper labels at the spine.