Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 457 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


3 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Dictionaries, Kings and rulers, and Arabic language

1. ff. 16v-62v
Author: Anonymous

Once owned by, and perhaps written for, Golius, Jacobus, 1596-1667

Language(s): Arabic, Turkish


Appendix Lexicography
[NAM. 207]
2. ff. 65r-131v

Arabic version of the Persian Naṣīḥat al-mulūk of Ghazzālī, 1058-1111

f. 63r contains title in Latin

f. 64 is blank

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 423
[NAM. 102]
3. ff. 133r-180v

Transcribed for Golius, Jacobus, 1596-1667

f. 132 is blank

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 291
[NAM. 211]

Physical Description

Form: codex
47 ff. 67 ff. 48 ff.[defective at end].


Origin: 18th cent.? CE 18th cent.? CE 17th cent.? CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri Miscellanei M.S. in folio, no. 5,9, and Addenda. Libri M.S. Incompacti in folio, no. 2, 8].

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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