Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Laud Or. 253 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Laud Oriental Collection


1 copy of al-Durr al-muntakhab by Cyriacus, the priest, fl. c. 1480.

hence Brock. II 127 as the Lumʻah fī ḥall al-sabʻah of al-Kūm al-Rīshī, though Pertsch (Gotha 1389) says it differs, and Kennedy, Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 46 (1956), p. 135 (item 81) retains Nicollʼs attribution to Cyriacus

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Astronomy [x-ref. II 127]
[NAM. 274, with corrig. Nicoll p. 538]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 88 ff.


Origin: ?c. 1480 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The Library of Archbishop William Laud, d. 1645.

Donated to the Bodleian Library by Archbishop William Laud, between 1635-41.

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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