"Clear worship for those in search of good death"

[Arabic ars moriendi]. Kitab Fard al-'Ibadat Wadha li-Talabi al-Mitah as-Saliha.

Beirut, al'Umumiya, 1872.

12mo. (8), 328 pp. Prettily bound in fully giltstamped contemporary brown cloth.

 1,500.00

"A book about the [religious] duty of clear worship for those in search of good death": a collection of prayers, rites, and rules a monastic "Brotherhood" (Arabic: 'uhuwiya) in the Lebanon, also setting out the order's organisational structure. As the opening page states, the book was financed by members of the brotherhood and "His Excellency the Director and Spiritual Leader" (Arabic: "al-Munazirat al-Hazrat Murshid-ha") the Parson ("huri") and canon regular Ghurghus 'Isa.

Extremely rare; no other copy traced in library records internationally.

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