Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 489 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


4 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Inheritance and succession and Arithmetic

1. ff. 3-112r
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 379
[UAM. 282 (1) with corrig. Nicoll p. 576]
2. ff. 112v-144v)

On the law of inheritance], followed by the authorʼs own commentary

*f. 111 contains a short work (in verse) on tanāsukh.

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Law
[UAM. 282 (2) with corrig. Nicoll p. 576]
3. ff. 145r-166r
Author: Anonymous

[on arithmetic], followed by the authorʼs own commentary*

*which according to Pusey has the same title (al-Muqaddimat al-ṣughrá) as that of 282 (2) [on inheritance]?

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Mathematics
[UAM. 282 (3 [i]), with corrig. Nicoll p. 576]
4. ff. 167r-175v
Author: Anonymous

[sic] [on the law of inheritance]*

*ff. 176r-178r contain misc. fawāʼid on inheritance.

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Law
[UAM. 282 (3 [ii]) with corrig. Nicoll p. 576 [where it is numbered (4)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
110 ff. 33 ff. 22 ff. 9 ff.


Origin: n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

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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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