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‘Abd Allāh Zākhir

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 (1684–1748) Syrian Christian theologian and pioneer of Arabic printing in the Arab world.

He produced the first Arabic book printed outside Europe, a psalter (1706), using a press...

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‘Abd al-Raḥīm ‘Anbarīn-Qalam

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 (late 16th–early 17th century)

One of the many Iranian calligraphers and artists who emigrated to India during the Mughal era, especially during the 17th century. ‘Abd al-Raḥīm...

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AbeBooks

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Currently, the largest online seller (see world wide web) of second-hand and rare books. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the company was founded in 1996 as ‘Advanced Book Exchange’ by Keith ...

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abecedarium

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Elementary teaching in Antiquity and the Middle Ages consisted in learning firstly to read the letters of the alphabet. Exceptionally when a child learned to read alone from a text ...

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Aberdeen University Library

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Formed out of the merging in 1860 of two earlier foundations: King’s College Library (originally St Mary’s, founded in 1495) and Marischal College (founded in 1593). King’s retained the...

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Åbo Akademis Bibliotek

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The library of the Swedish-language university in Turku/Åbo, Finland (established 1918–19). The original library of Åbo Academy, founded in 1640, was entirely destroyed by fire in 1827. The...

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Abraham Meir Habermann

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 (1901–80) Israeli bibliographer and literary scholar.

Born in Galicia, he was librarian of the Schocken library in Berlin from 1928; moving to Palestine in 1934, he worked in the...

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Abraham Wheelocke

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As librarian of Cambridge University Library from 1629 to 1653, Wheelocke increased its holdings twelvefold. In 1632, Wheelocke became England's first professor of Arabic; in 1640, he...

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Abraham Yaari

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 (1899–1966) Hebrew bibliographer and historian.

Yaari settled in Palestine in 1920, and worked for most of his life in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem....

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abridgement

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A shorter version of an otherwise lengthy written work; also the process of selective cutting that results in such an abridged edition. Many classic literary works have appeared in abridged...

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