Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 669 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


1 copy of Majmūʻ ālāt wa-ḥiyal

Author: Anonymous

A work on hydraulics drawn from Philo and Archimedes by one “Īran”

SAUG § 132, p. 347 (223), who reads “Heron” (the younger) and suspects extracts from the Barulcus

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Mathematics
[UAM. 954, with corrig. Nicoll p. 603]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 48 ff.


Origin: n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri Miscellanei M.S. in folio, no. 27].

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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