Notes on the Arabic language by James Lambe

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notes on the Arabic language, lexicon and grammar, by James Lambe, together with the book of Daniel, in Syriac.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Lambe (1599-1664) was an orientalist. See the Dictionary of National Biography for details.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library by Dr. Henry Beeston in 1669.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Brief descriptions are in Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series, with references to the oriental and other manuscripts (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, nos. 3910-18.

The manuscripts are also summarily described in the card catalogue, arranged by language, located in the Oriental Reading Room.

All Lambe's manuscripts are described in the Arabic Mohammedan and Syriac sections of J. Uri Bibliothecae Bodleianae codicum manuscriptorum Orientalium catalogus pars prima (Oxford 1787). The Syriac manuscript, MS. Lambe 4, is also described in Robert Payne Smith Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae, pars vi: codices Syriacos, Carshunicos, Mendaeos, complectens (Oxford, 1864).