Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 662 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


1 copy of Jāwīdān khirad by Ibn Miskawayh, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, d. 1030

Folio 1a contains the second leaf of a dedication which reads . . . "بن محمد بن يعقوب مسكويه آداب الفرس والعجم والعرب والروم لخزانة مولانا الإمام السيد المظفر المنصور أبي نصر محمد بن أحمد أطال الله بقاءه وأدام سلطانه وكبت أعداءه"

Language(s): Arabic, Persian


GAL I 342
UAM. 292, with corrig. Nicoll p. 576

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 147 ff.


Origin: Muḥarram 439 AH; 1047 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri Miscellanei M.S. in folio, no. 25].

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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