Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Pococke 253 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Pococke Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kitāb al-Miṣbāḥ al-murshid ilá al-falāḥ wa al-najāḥ by Yaḥyá ibn Jarīr [or Ḥarīr] (Abū Naṣr) fl. 11th cent.

*completed at beg. and end and elsewhere in Karshuni in that year; not, as Graf, wholly in Karshuni

Language(s): Arabic, (partly in Syriac characters)


Graf II, p. 261
[Nicoll Arab. Christ. 21, with corrig. Nicoll pp. 496, 497]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 210 ff.


Origin: before1572* 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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