Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 70 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


2 works by Jābir ibn Ḥayyān on the subject of Alchemy

1. ff. 2v-61v
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 241
[UAM. 522 [i]]
2. ff. 62r-123v

Imperfect, taṣḥīḥ 18-68, followed by lacuna and 2 stray leaves

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 241
[UAM. 522 [ii]]

Physical Description

Form: codex
60 ff. 62 ff.


Origin: n.d. [before 1635] CE n.d. [before 1635] CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri Medici M.S. in quarto &c., no. 13].

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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