Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 264 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Astrology, Muḥammad, and Christianity and other religions

1. ff. 1v-50r

With an anonymous Persian commentary

SAUG § 118, p. 212 (204)

Language(s): Arabic, Persian


GAL I 149
[UAM. 931 (1)]
2. ff. 59v-53r
Author: Anonymous

A copy of the Paris 1630 edition of the Testamentum (the so-called Edict of the Prophet, a Nestorian fraud of the 9th cent.).

Language(s): Arabic


Graf III, p. 353
[UAM. 931 (2), with corrig. Nicoll p. 602]

Physical Description

Form: codex
50 ff. 7 ff.


Origin: n.d. 17th cent. CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri M.S. Incompacti in quarto &c, no. 24, and Addenda. Libri M.S. Incompacti in quarto, no. 3].

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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