Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 672 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Astronomical tables without text by Miṣrī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 14th cent.

ff. 1v-122r being the first part only of extensive tables for computing the time of day for all latitudes. [The second half of this same copy is preserved in Cairo (MS. Dār al-Kutub mīqāt 132M.)]*

*information communicated 5. xi. 73 D. A. King (Cairo) in correspondence with N. C. S.; authorʼs date due to same source. Najm al-Dīn is author of a mathematical work al-R. al-ḥisābīyah fī al-ʻamal al-[]ufqīyah (Milan MS. Ambr. 277); wrongly identified by Sut []er with author of Nihāyat al-rutbah (S2 p. 217)

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Astronomy
[UAM. 944 [and 995 error]; revised by Beeston]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 185 ff.


Origin: > 1473 [14th cent.?] 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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