Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 39 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


Summary of Contents: 7 works by 5 authors on the subjects of Astronomy, Astronomical instruments, Chronology, and Calendars
1. ff. 4v-6v*

As in Berl. 5758

*ff. 1-3 are only irrelevant notes.

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 357
[UAM. 1042 [(1) as revd. by Beeston - not in Uri]]
3. fols. 7v-52v*

*fols. 53-57 are odd astronomical notes, 58-60 blank.

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 169
[UAM. 1042 (1), with corrig. Nicoll p. 607; [(2) as revd. by Beeston]]
4. fols. 73v-91v*

A repetition, incomplete

* fol. 92 blank.

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 169
[UAM. 1042 [(4) as revd. by Beeston; not in Uri]]
5. fols. 93v-112r

A compendium of the Daqāʼiq al-ḥaqāʼiq of Sibṭ al-Māridīnī, Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, b. 1423

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 168
[UAM. 1042 (3), with corrig. Nicoll p. 607; [(5J as revd. by Beeston]]
6. ff. 113v-142v
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Astronomy
[UAM. 1042 (4[i]) [(6) as revd. by Beeston]]
7. ff. 144v-150v*
Author: Anonymous


*ff. 151r-153r blank; 153v table of risings and settings of constellations; 154r blank; 154v scribblings

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Calendar
[UAM. 1042 (4[ii]) [(7) as revised by Beeston]]

Physical Description

Form: codex
3 ff. 9 ff. 46 fols. 19 fols. 20 fols. 30 ff. 7 ff.


Origin: c. 1588? CE c. 1590 [autograph of reviser] CE 1588 CE c. 1588? CE n.d. c. 1590? CE c. 1590? CE

Provenance and Acquisition

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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