Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 502 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


1 copy of al-Risālah al-jāmiʻah by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ

Vol. 1* only, with lacuna** after f. 70

* ending with the 12th risālah, p. 642 of Ṣalībāʼs edn. (1949); Vol. 1 of his edn. contains 16 risālahs

** corresponding to pp. 521, 1.4 - 585, 1.7 of Ṣalībāʼs edn.

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 214
[NAM. 254, with corrig. Nicoll p. 530, plus 40 fols. (ff. 1-40) formerly MS. Bodl. Or. 527 [= NAM. 386] and now restored]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 79 ff.


Origin: n.d.

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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