Notes on the Arabic language, lexicon and grammar, by James Lambe, together with the book of Daniel, in Syriac.
Notes on the Arabic language by James Lambe
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Administrative / Biographical History
James Lambe (1599-1664) was an orientalist. See the Dictionary of National Biography for details.
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Given to the Library by Dr. Henry Beeston in 1669.
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. UriBibliothecae 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).