Ibn al-Hajj lithograph

Scope and Content

One vol. containing complete lithograph copy of 'Kitab shumus al-anwar wa-kunuz al-asrar' ('The book of the suns of lights and the treasures of secrets': a treatise on charms and talismans) by Ibn al-Hajj Muhammed ibn Muhammed (d1336 A.D.), printed 1868 with later handwritten notations, possibly a first edition (Qastaliyah Press, Cairo, Egypt).

Administrative / Biographical History

Ibn al-Hajj was born in Fes, Morocco, in the 13th century. He later moved to Cairo, where he practised as a lawyer in the Maliki School. He died in 1336. He is the author of about 80 works.

Access Information

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Listed by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 21 April 2004 and encoded into EAD 1 June 2004.

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Currently unlisted.

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

Transferred to Special Collections from the Arabic Subject Librarian in 2003. Acquired via L. John Lloyd, former University Librarian.

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