Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 556 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


2 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Alchemy and Astrology

1. ff. 4r-110v
Author: Anonymous

An alchemical work ascribed to Aristotle and through him to Hermes

* So Uri, but words “fī sarāʼir al-khalīqah” are not in text.

SAUG § 44 (68), p. 87 (125), para. 19.

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Hermetica
[UAM. 515 (1)]
2. ff. 111r-152r
Author: Anonymous

An astrological work ascribed to Aristotle and allegedly composed for Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C.

SAUG § 44 (68), p. 88 (126), para. 20.

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Hermetica
[UAM. 515 (2)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
107 ff. 42 ff.


Origin: n.d. n.d.

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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