Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Huntington 456 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Huntington Collection


Summary of Contents: 7 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Geomancy, Physiognomy, Meteorology, Magic, Astrology, Shafiites, and Islam
1. ff. 1r-76v
Author: Anonymous

In 22 chapters

ff. 77r-79r contain a work entitled Kitāb al-Ittisāʻ or Kitāb al-ghālib wa-al-maghlūb, attributed to Aristotle

Language(s): Arabic


Graf I, p. 216
[UAM. 1005 (1), with corrig. Nicoll p. 605]
2. ff. 79v-84r
Author: Anonymous

On geomancy

ff. 77r-79r Kitāb al-Ittisāʻ ascribed to Aristotle

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Magic
[UAM. 1005 (2)]
4. ff. 88v-95v
Author: Anonymous

Meteorological predictions according to which day the year starts with, the visibility of the moon etc.

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Meteorology
[not mentioned by Uri]
5. ff. 95v-99v
Author: Anonymous

f. 100r a symetrical table of numbers - ?purpose

f. 100v a piece of 9 lines entitled Masʼalah ʻan madhhab al-Ḥanbalī, followed by a short piece, medical, on the eye.

f. 101r an extract ascribed to Dāʼūd al-Ṭāʼī the physician on cures for diseases of the eye

f. 101v 6 lines attributed to Ibn Sīnā on medical matters

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Magic
[not mentioned by Uri]
6. ff. 102v-135v
Author: Anonymous

?= Kitāb Mawālīd al-rijāl wa-al-nisā of Abū Maʻshar, d. 886

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 221
[UAM. 1005 (3)]
7. ff. 137v-156v

A compendium of, and commentary upon, al-Shāmil fī uṣūl al-dīn of Imām al-Ḥaramayn al-Juwaynī, ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd Allāh, 1028-1085

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 389
[UAM. 1005 (4) with corr. Nic. p. 605]

Physical Description

Form: codex
76 ff. 6 ff. 5 ff. 8 ff. 5 ff. 34 ff. 20 ff.


Origin: n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Robert Huntington, d. 1701.

Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1693.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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