Al-Dayrabi manuscript

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

One MS volume, containing (?incomplete) copy of 'Kitab al-Mujarrabat' aka 'Fath-al-malik al-majid' by Al-Dayrabi (d1738/9), scribe and date of copying unknown [?20th c.]. This is a treatise on magic (printed many times, most recently in Cairo in the 1970s). Some marginal annotations are included.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ahmad ibn Umar al-Dayrabi (1651-1738) was an Egyptian legal scholar of the Shafi'i school, who taught at al-Alzhar.

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

Currently unlisted in detail (see brief listing in World Survey of Islamic Manuscripts, p.465, vol. 3).

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Custodial History

Transferred to Special Collections from the Arabic Subject Librarian in 2003.

Additional Information

Not known.