Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Laud Or. 319 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Laud Oriental Collection


2 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Koran and Astronomy

1. ff. 1v-30v

Transcribed by Wm. Bedwell, comprising (i) ff. 1-15 sūrahs lxxviii.l - lxxxiii (ii) ff. 17-22 sūrahs lxxx.ll - lxxxii. (iii) ff. 25-30 sūrahs lxxx. l - lxxxii. 16.

*date of ownership note on f. 41v ff. 16, 23, 24, 31-33 are blank

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 33-36
[NAM. 406 (1), plus 22 fols. (ff. 9-30) formerly MS. Arab. e. 27, ff. 12-33 [= K 161 (5)] and now restored]
2. ff. 34r-41v

With notes in Latin, and Latin and Greek equivalents; transcribed by Wm. Bedwell

*date of ownership note by Laud on f. 41v ff. 34v-37, 42-44 are blank

Language(s): Arabic, Latin, Greek


Appendix Astronomy
[NAM. 406 (2)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
30 ff. 8 ff.


Origin: before 1633* CE before 1633* 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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