Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 640 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


Summary of Contents: 4 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Islam, Arithmetic, and Inheritance and succession
1. f. 3r
Author: Anonymous

A prayer

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Prayers
[NAM. 287 (1)]
2. ff. 3v-28r

Lacking end

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 125
[NAM. 287 (2), with corrig. Nicoll p. 545]
3. ff. 28v-102r

Commentary* on the Nuzhat al-ḥussāb fī ʻilm al-hisāb of Ibn al-Hāʼim, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, d. 1412 , an abridgment of his own Murshidat al-ṭālib ilá asná al-maṭālib

*[Acc. to Brock. the commentary is on the unabridged Murshidat; the authorship is also Brock.ʼs ascription (from Rumpur 412116?).]

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 125
[NAM. 287 (3), with corrig. Nicoll p. 545]
4. f. 102v
Author: Anonymous

A method of apportioning inheritances

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Mathematics
[NAM. 287 (4)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
1 f. 26 ff. 75 ff. 1 f.


Origin: 1559 CE 1559 CE 1559 CE 1559 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

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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