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English translation of Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazzali's Nasihat al-Muluk

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3867-3868

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Translated by James Walker. The translation is dated at Rotterdam, 22 May 1702, but this MS consists of sheets watermarked 1808 and 1810. The translator's English is imperfect: he admits in his preface to being 'not as yet accustomed to the expressing properly of the English terms'. The text continues without a break from vols 1 to 2 and is paginated continuously 1-953, although there are numerous errors in the pagination. The English text is on the verso throughout. The recto was apparently intended to contain the original text in Arabic and 'Malajouish' [Malay?], in parallel columns, but that plan is abandoned after section 3.


  • 1808-1810

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2 volume(s) (2 volumes paper) : paper

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