Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 621 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


3 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Euclid's Elements, Geometry, Soul, Psychology, and Astronomy

1. ff. 1-91

A commentary on Euclidʼs Elements

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 510
[UAM. 1012 (1)]
2. ff. 92r-95r
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 456
[UAM. 1012 (2)]
3. ff. 95v-214v

For authorship and title of work see Centaurus XIV no. 1, p. 57, 1969, also Centaurus XV no. 2 pp. 135-170, 1970, which contain discussion and partial translation

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 457
[UAM. 1012 (3)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
91 ff. 4 ff. 120 ff.


Origin: n.d. n.d. 1272 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri Mathematici in quarto &c. no. 3].

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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