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Islamic manuscripts & rare books

Welcome - Merhaba - أهلا وسهلا - Hoşgeldiniz - خوش آمدید ! This guide details useful sources for the study of Islamic rare books and manuscripts. It focuses primarily on materials held at McGill, and projects realized by the Islamic Studies Library.

McGill manuscripts & rare books

Birnbaum, Eleazar. (2015). "Turkish Manuscripts at McGill University, Montreal, Canada". In Ottoman Turkish and Çaĝatay MSS in Canada: A Union Catalogue of the Four Collection. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Gacek, Adam. (1991). Arabic Manuscripts in the Libraries of McGill University : union catalogue. Fontanus Monograph Series I. (Printed version held at the Islamic Studies Library; Call number: Z6605 A6G28)

-----. (1996). Arabic lithographed books in the Islamic Studies Library, McGill University: descriptive catalogue. Fontanus Monograph Series VII. (Printed version held at the Islamic Studies Library; Call number: Z3013 M465)

-----. (2005). Persian manuscripts in the libraries of McGill University: brief union catalogue. Montreal, McGill University Libraries. Fontanus Monograph Series XVII. (Printed version held at the Islamic Studies Library; Call number: Z6605 P4 G28 2005)

-----. (2013). Strokes and hairlines : elegant writing and its place in Muslim book culture : an exhibition in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University.

[Ivanow, Wladimir]. (1969). "List of Oriental manuscripts, lithographed, and printed medical books presented in 1927 by Dr. Casey A. Wood." Bibliotheca Osleriana. A catalogue of books illustrating the history of medicine and science collected, arranged and annotated by Sir William Osler, BT. and bequeathed to McGill University (pp. 701-703), Montreal and London.

Ivanow, Wladimir, and Casey A. Wood. (1927). Annotated catalogue of the Casey A. Wood Collection of Persian, Arabic and Hindustani manuscripts.


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