Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 686 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


1 copy of Miftāh-i bīst bāb

Author: Anonymous

Commentary on the Bīst bāb dar maʻrifat-i Asṭurlāb of Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274

Language(s): Arabic, Persian


GAL I 512
[Ethe 1506 [Uri Pers. 87]]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: [autograph?] 62ff.


Origin: 1452 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri Mathematici in quarto &c. no. 22].

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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