Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Huntington 8, 9 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Huntington Collection


1 copy of Shams al-ʻulūm by Nashwān ibn Saʻīd al-Ḥimyarī, d. 1178

in an abridgment by the authorʼs son Muḥammad.* 2 vols.

*Used as MS. "0" by Azimuddin in his edn. of part of the Shams al-ʻulūm (Gibb Mem. Ser., 24 [1916])

*Whence Azimuddin gives the wrong ref. Uri 1064.

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 301
[UAM. 1074, 1075 (misprinted MLXIV, MLXV)* with corrig. Nicoll p. 603]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 101; 127.


Origin: 1271, 1270 [in lifetime of Muḥammad the son]. 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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