Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Fraser 237 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Fraser Collection


1 copy of Laṭāʼif-i ghaybī by ʻAlawī, Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn, 17th cent.

a Persian commentary on those verses of the Qurʼān relating to the person and attributes of God

*For author and subject-matter (in which Ethé is wrong?) see Storey I, p. 1199. In Brock, only as author of comms. (S2, p. 579, 41 and S1, p. 81518)

Language(s): Arabic, Persian


[Ethé 1819]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 252 ff. [copy of autograph].


Origin: n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of James Fraser, d. 1754.

Purchased for the Radcliffe Library, Oxford from Fraser's widow.

The Radcliffe Library, Oxford.

Transferred to the Bodleian Library from the Radcliffe Library in May 1872.

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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