Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 234 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Commentary on Anatomica from books 1 and 3 of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb of Avicenna, 980-1037 by ʻAlī Ibn al-Nafīs al-Qarshī d. 1288

*Beeston notes that the present MS. (an early one) explicitly vocalises Qarshī (see GAL)

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 457
[NAM. 178, revd. by Beeston]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 114 ff.


Origin: 13th or 14th cent.? CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri Medici M.S. in folio, no. 10].

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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