Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 709 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


9 works by 6 authors on the subjects of Geometry, Astronomy, and Mathematics

2. ff. 5r-6r

Arabic fragment of the last part of the Stomachion

See Archimedis opera omnia cum commentariis Eutocii, it. edidit J. L. Heiberg, Lipsiae 1910-15, Vol. 2 p. 420 note to 1. 14: “Hoc fragmentum [i. e. of the Stomachion] sine dubio ultima opusculi propositio, Arabice seruatum est in codd. Berolin. Mf. 258 et Mq. 559, Bodleian. 960 [= MS. Marsh 709] codiceque quodam Instituti rerum Indi ae Londinensis.”

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Mathematics
3. ff. 10v-35r

Neither translator nor reviser mentioned

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 204
UAM. 960 (2)
6. ff. 46v-64r
Title: Data

In the revision by Thābit ibn Qurrah al-Ḥarrānī, d. 901 , ? of the translation by Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn, 830 or 31-910 or 11

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 217
UAM. 960 (5)

Physical Description

Form: codex
4 ff. 2 ff. 25 ff. 4 ff. 9 ff. 18 ff. 7 ff. 8 ff. 12 ff.


Origin: n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri Mathematici in quarto &c. no. 2].

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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