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Five hundred copies of this book have been printed, and the type has been distributed.
This copy is No. 250.
A VOLUME OF
SIR THOMAS ADAMS'S PROFESSOR OF ARABIC IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
ON HIS 60TH BIRTHDAY
(7 FEBRUARY 1922)
T. W. ARNOLD
REYNOLD A. NICHOLSON
ADMIRATION for the scholar,gratitude to the generous l\ patron of learning, and feelings of personal affection have prompted the compilation of this volume, to which Orientalists of as many as eleven different nationalities have, contributed.
For years past you have inspired successive groups of students with your own enthusiasm for the literature and culture of Islam, and by your writings you have stirred up in every part of the civilised world interest in the subject of your own studies, and have widened the bounds of human knowledge. It is the hope of all your friends that you may long continue to carry on the torch, and add still more to those writings which are so precious a possession to all students of the Muslim world.
During the progress of the work three of the contributors, Sir C. J. Lyall, Professor I. Goldziher, and Professor C. F. Seybold, have passed away. While it has been a pleasure to all to join in making this Ajij^ acceptable, especial thanks are due to Professor A. A. Bevan for his help in connexion with Hebrew and Aramaic, and to the staff of the Cambridge University Press for the care they have bestowed on a book containing many languages and scripts.
Since your name will always be associated with Persia, it seemed natural that the volume should bear a Persian title, which not only conveys the sentiment of lajab but also embodies a Persian figure of speech by its allusion to the familiar initials, E. G. B.
T. W. Arnold.