17 November, 2006

Going. . . going. . .

As a contribution to the Library of Saint Victor (Pantagruel, ch. 7), or else to the Musæum Clausum of Sir Thomas Browne—two genuine items discovered in 19th-century auction catalogues, by me, as part of my professional bibliographic work.

1. Sermones eximii doctoris Dunckelspückel (MS, c. 1350).

2. Al Bistami ('Abd Ar Rahman). Al Fawa'ih ul miskiyya fi 'l fawatihi l Makkiyya. The Shedding of Musky Odours on the Meccan Gates. A Mystico-Religious Work (Constantinople, 1584).

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