Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1854 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

W. Syrian Shḥimo.

Title: Shḥimo.
Language(s): Syriac

That is, the West Syriac book of daily offices.

Included are the offices for weekdays (ff. 2v-63r) and Sundays (ff. 63v-83v; imperfect at the end); and mawrbe (ff. 77r-83v; imperfect at the beginning and end).

Physical Description

Support: Paper
Extent: 87 ff., 27 cm.

Condition

The leaves are all repaired and bound on guards.

Hand(s)

Written in a neat large serto hand of the 17th or 18th cent. in 1 column in black and red.

There are marginal notes in an Indian Syriac hand.

Binding

Western binding in half leather.

History

Origin:

Provenance and Acquisition

Brought from South India and given by the Rev. J. M. Speechly, sometime bishop in India.

Record Sources

For a full description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.16-17.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card. For admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.


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