Ernest Friedrich Karl. Analecta arabica editit latine vertit et illustravit.
Ern. Fried. Car. Rosenmüller. Lipsiae: sumtibus I. A. Barthii, 1825-1828.
8vo. 3 vols. in 1. I: xii, 44, 23, [1 (blank)] pp. II: xviii, 55, , 39, 
pp.,  f. III: viii, 56, 27, [1 (blank)] pp.
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In this amazing volume Rosenmüller has gathered three important anthologized Arabic texts and proceeds to offer them in Arabic and Latin; he even provides Latin-language prefaces and, for two texts, Arabic–Latin glossaries. The first text is given the Latin title, “Institutiones iuris Mohammedano e duobus al-Codurii codicibus” and is an anthology of passages from Mukhtasar of Imam al-Quduri on questions relating to Moslems making war on infidels. Mukhtasar al-Quduri is universally recognized as one of the earliest mainstays of the Hanafi school of legal scholarship.
The second text, entitled “Zohairi Carmen al-moallakah appellatum” in Latin and “Mu'allaqāt” in Arabic, is composed of seven poems of considerable length in Arabic that predate the advent of Islam. Each is by a different poet and is considered his best work. Glosses are present and pp. ix–xvi reproduce Reiske's introduction to his Taraphae Moallakah.
The last text is on Syria, from the writings of Abu Abd Allah Muhammad al-Idrîsî
(cartographer, geographer and traveller who lived in Sicily) and al-Zâhirî.
very handsomely printed book in Arabic and Latin.
Lambrecht 1129. 19th-century German boards covered with black
mottled paper, boards and spine abraded; paper spine-label with hand-lettering.
Institutional bookplate on front pastedown. Four-digit number in ink at base
of first p. V. Housed in a modern quarter brown morocco tray case with raised
bands on spine, each accented above and below with gilt beading (our last
image shows the volume lying in its box). One spine compartment with title,
another with publication place and dates, all others with gilt center device.
A very acceptable copy of a scarce and important work for Arabic studies.
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