Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 663 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: 22 works by 13 authors on the subjects of Astrology, Astronomy, Astrolabes, Calendars, Astronomical instruments, Celestial globes, Sundials, Music, Medicine, and Mathematics
1. ff. 2-47

* So Brock., but this is the death-date of his patron Sayf al-Dawlah the Hamdanid; Qabīṣīʼs d.-d. is unknown

Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL I 223
UAM. 941 (1), revised by Beeston
2. ff. 48-66
Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
UAM. 941 (2), with corrig. Nicoll p. 602; revised by Beeston
4. ff. 115-126

*So Beeston; ? - I. 221 (S1, p. 394, para. 4b, no. 2 [B. M. Or. 54794 (DL 39)].

On the astrolabe, in 64 very short bābs

Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
UAM. 941 (4), with corrig. Nicoll p. 602; revised by Beeston
5. ff. 127-131

*Beeston omits al-nujūmīyah

On astrology

Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astrology
UAM. 941 (5) with corrig. Nicoll p. 602; revised by Beeston
6. ff. 132-157*

*[p. 158 contains a frag. of biography in a much later hand]

Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
UAM. 941 (6), revised by Beeston
7. ff. 159-162
Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
UAM. 941; (7) as revised by Beeston; not in Uri
8. ff. 164-189

In 40 short bābs with a lengthy introduction

Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
UAM. 941 (7 [i]), with corrig. Nicoll p. 602; (8) as revised by Beeston
9. ff. 190-195

On the construction of gnomic sundials

Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL I 209
UAM. 941 (7 [ii, part]) with corr. Nic. p. 602; [(9) as revised by Beeston
10. ff. 196, 197
Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL I 209
UAM. 941 (7 [ii, part]) [(10) as revised by Beeston; not in Uri
11. ff. 197-202
Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
UAM. 941 (7 [ii, part]); (11) as revised by Beeston; not in Uri
12. ff. 202, 207-213
Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
UAM. 941 (7 [ii, part])]; (12) as revised by Beeston; not in Uri
13. ff. 214-222
Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL I 149
UAM. 941 (7 [ii] part) with corr. Nic. p. 602; (14) as revised by Beeston
14. ff. 222, 223
Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
UAM. 941 (7 [ii, part])]; (15) as revised by Beeston; not in Uri
15. ff. 224, 225
Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
UAM. 941 (7 [ii, part])]; (16) as revised by Beeston; not in Uri
16. ff. 236-238, 203, 204, [lacuna?], 239-247)

On stringed musical instruments

Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL I 209
UAM. 941 (7 [ii, part]), with corr. by Nic. p. 602; (17, 13) as revised by Beeston
17. ff. 248-265

Not, as Uri and Brock., on potions only

Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL I 484
UAM. 941 (8 [1]), with corrig. Nicoll p. 602; (18) as revised by Beeston
18. ff. 265-271

Extracts from Galenʼs work on the reducing diet, selected by “al-Ḥasan”

Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL I 206
UAM. 941 (8 [ii]); (19) as revised by Beeston
19. ff. 271-274

On diagnosis by the urine, in 17 short bābs, by “the two Alexandrians” (al-Iskandarānīyayn)

Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Medicine
UAM. 941 (8 [iii]), with corr. Nic. p. 602; (20) as revised by Beeston
20. ff. 276-307

SALJ § 154 (1), p. 196

Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL I 491
UAM. 941 (9), with corrig. Nicoll p. 602; (21) as revised by Beeston
21. ff. 308-337

According to authorʼs introduction, this work was composed during the reign of the Artuqid ruler Nāṣir al-Dīn Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad ibn Qara Arslān, reigned 1201-22; author then not to be identified with al-Khāzin, author of a Kitāb al-Ṭīb, as Sezgin proposes (vol. 5, p. 355)

Unique; but MS. Aya Sofya 4857, ff. 278v - 286v (Krause p. 520) is apparently a compendium of it. f. 338 contains arithmetical table

Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Mathematics
UAM. 941 (10 [i]), with corrig. Nicoll p. 602; (22) as revised by Beeston
22. ff. 339-362

From a work dedicated to the Fāṭimid Caliph al-Ḥākim bi-Amr Allāh (reg. 996-1020)

Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astrology
UAM. 941 (10 [ii]), with corr. Nic. p. 602; (23) as revised by Beeston

Physical Description

Form: codex
46 ff. 19 ff. 47 ff. 12 ff. 5 ff. 26 ff. 4 ff. 26 ff. 6 ff. 2 ff. 6 ff. 8 ff. [with lacuna?] 9 ff. 2 ff. 2 ff. 14 ff. 18 ff. 7 ff. 4 ff. 34 ff. 30 ff. 34 ff.

History

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