Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 636 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


Summary of Contents: 5 works by 4 authors on the subjects of Moon, Mathematics, Algebra, Arabic alphabet, Gematria, and Mysticism
1. ff. 1v-24r
Author: Anonymous

On the phases of the moon, with tables of the motion of the sun and moon

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Astronomy
[UAM. 1034 (1), with corrig. Nicoll p. 606]
2. ff. 25v-43r
Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 129
[UAM. 1034 (2)]
3. ff. 44r-46v
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 471
[UAM. 1034 (3), with corrig. Nicoll p. 606]
4. ff. 47v-71v
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 379
[UAM. 1034 (4), with corrig. Nicoll p. 607]
5. ff. 72v-83r
Author: Anonymous

On the mystical properties of the Arabic letters

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Mysticism
[UAM. 1034 (5)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
24 ff. 19 ff. 3 ff. 25 ff. 12 ff.


Origin: n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri Mathematici in quarto &c. no. 16].

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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