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Sparwenfeld, Johan Gabriel, Donor Eric Benzelius & Olaus Celsius, Comp."
Catalogus centuriae librorum rarissimorum manuscript. & partim impressorum, Arabicorum, Persicorum, Turcicorum, Graecorum, Latinorum, &c. Uppsala, Johan Henrik Werner (printer to the University), 1706. 4to. Later paper wrappers."
1655. [6], 74 pp.Catalogue of the collection of 126 Persian, Arabian, Turkish, Greek, Latin and other books and manuscripts donated to the Library of the University of Uppsala by the diplomat Johan Gabriel Sparwenfeld (1655-1727). The main series of manuscripts, described in great detail, includes 41 in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, 8 in Greek (one dating back to the eighth century) and 12 in Latin and modern European languages. These are followed by 42 printed books including 2 in Chinese, several in Arabic, the 1581 Ostrog Bible and several other exotic languages. A few more manuscripts (mostly Arabic) are added at the end, plus an unnumbered geographic manuscript in Chinese (3 volumes). This is the earliest catalogue of the Uppsala University Library's collections and it was compiled by the Swedish scholars Eric Benzelius the younger and Olaus Celsius the elder.In very good condition, with only occasional very slight foxing, wholly untrimmed. A remarkable catalogue of an extraordinary library, especially rich in Arabic manuscripts.l Almqvist, Sveriges bibliogr. litteratur 2838; Smitskamp, Philologia orientalis 113 note."
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