Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Bruce 52 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Alf laylah wa-laylah

Author: Anonymous

[Two stories from the collection:-] (i) Khabar al-malik Jalʻād min mulūk al-Hind maʻa wazīrihi Shimās al-ḥakīm [ff. 1r-92r]; (ii) Madīnat al-nuḥās [ff. 92v-128r].

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 59, 60
[K 397]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 128 ff.


Origin: c. 1769 [in Abyssinia ]. CE

Provenance and Acquisition

[Any information about a single identifiable episode in the life of the manuscript between origin and acquisition]

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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