Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Huntington 172 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Huntington Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of al-Bustān al-jāmiʻ li-jamīʻ tawārīkh al-zamān by Kātib al-Iṣfahānī, ʻImād al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1125-1201

continued down to 708 / 1309 [?by Jazarī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm, 1259 or 60-1338 or 9 ]. [Incomplete; lacking several folios in first 3 quires.]

*MS. bears title Kitāb al-Rawḍ al-nāḍir fī akhbār al-awāʼil wa-al-awākhir; incipit agrees with Saray 2959 (Karatay 5748), where misattributed to al-Kātib al-Iṣfahānī cf. Cl. Cahen Bulletin dʼétudes orientales, tom. 7-8, p. 114. [Bodl. MS. supplies improved readings in Cahenʼs partial edn. of the Saray MS, ibid., p. 158

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 344
[UAM. 848, with corrig. Nicoll p. 597]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 224 ff.


Origin: ?14th cent. CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Robert Huntington, d. 1701.

Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1693.

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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