Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Pococke 142 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Pococke Collection


3 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Secretaries, Correspondence, and Islamic law

1. ff. 1r-115r
Author: Anonymous*

An extended version of al-Taʻrīf bil-muṣṭalaḥ al-sharīf of Ibn Faḍl Allāh al-ʻUmarī, Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá, 1301-1349 bringing it to 778 A. H.

Lacking a folio or two at beginning

*For conjectures as to the authorship see Brock.

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 141
[NAM. 363 (1), with corrig. Nicoll p. 551]
4. ff. 161r-165v
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Law
[NAM. 363 (3)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
115 ff. 45 ff. 5 ff.


Origin: 14th or 15th cent.? CE 14th or 15th cent.? CE Later than 15th cent.? CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Edward Pococke, d. 1691.

Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1692.

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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