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This volume contains the Arabic translation of the proceedings against Sulayman al-Halabi, who assassinated general Jean-Baptiste Kléber, the commander of the French forces in Egypt, in 1800. Both the typeface and the language of the text are…

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This twenty-volume Arabic dictionary was printed at the Bulaq Press, established during the reign of Mohamed Ali in 1820. The first publication by the press appeared in 1822.

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The Medici Press in Rome produced the first Arabic printed books with movable type. Because Arabic is a cursive script in which many letters are connected, Arabic types were much more complex than Latin ones. Printing in Arabic did not catch on in…

The first book published by the Typographia Medicea Orientale (Medici Oriental Press) was the Arabic translation of the Four Gospels. The Rare Books and Special Collections� copy, published in 1591 with Latin text, decorated with 149 wooden-cu…

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During the campaign in Egypt, Napoleon established a resaerch institue in Cairo. The work carried out by its members was eventually publiehd in the famous Description de l'Égypte, a momumental effort to collect information about all aspects of…

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Prospero Alpini (1553-1617) was a Venetian physician and botanist, who lived in Egypt between 1580 and 1583. This nicely illustrated work contains his observations on the plants of Egypt, including some staples of Egyptian cuisine, such as molokhia.

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This handwritten register reproduces the text of marriage contracts which were drawn up in al-Dilinjāt in 1910-1911. It is part of a large collection of similar registers, which serve as a record of the social life of the Egyptian Delta at the turn…

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al-Muqtaṭaf; [The Digest] was an Arabic journal of popular science. The journal was published monthly from 1876 to 1952 in Beirut and Cairo, with a total of 121 volumes.

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