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First Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

James Lamb (1599-1664). Canon, Westminster Abbey 1660-1664; Rector of St Andrew's, Holborn 1663-4; a distinguished orientalist.

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Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

James Lamb (1599–1664), was an English orientalist.

Lamb was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford; M.A., 1620;
D.D. and prebendary of Westminster, 1660;
bequeathed many of his books to the library of Westminster Abbey; manuscripts by him on oriental subjects in the Bodleian.

Otherwise, the Google librarian seems not to have heard of him.

Anyone know what being an Orientalist meant.

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