Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 263 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


Summary of Contents: 3 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Astrolabes, Astronomical instruments, Arabic language, and Arabic poetry
1. ff. 1v-23v
Author: Anonymous

*Puseyʼs conjecture that the author might be Jamāl al-Dīn Abū al-Qāsim ibn Maḥfūẓ al-Baghdādī (Brock. G1, p. 252 para. 6 (7)) is based merely on the approximation of no. of chaps. (66:64). However, cf. B. M. 10024, Or. 5734.

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Astronomy
[UAM. 936 (1), with corrig. Nicoll p. 602*]
2. ff. 25r-39r
Author: Anonymous

An Arabic-Persian vocabulary

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Lexicography
[UAM. 936 (2)]
3. ff. 76-101
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 18
[UAM. 936 (4)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
24 ff. 15 ff. 25 ff.


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

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Addenda. Libri M.S. Compacti in quarto, no. 20, and Addenda. Libri M.SS. Incompacti in quarto, no. 4].

The Library of Archbishop Narcissus Marsh, d. 1713.

The Marsh bequest entered the Bodleian Library in 1714.

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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