Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1999 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


John of Dalyata, Philoxenus of Mabbug, Jacob of Serug.

Language(s): Syriac

ff. 3v-131v
Title: Works, including an introduction, discourses, letters, and hymns.
ff. 132r-157v
Title: Letter to a friend on the monastic life.
ff. 157v-162r
Title: Extracts.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 18 cm.
Extent: 162 ff.


Written in a fine E. Syriac hand with a few vowels, of about the 16th century.


Bound in full leather with blind tooling over wooden boards.



Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired for the SPCK by George Percy Badger and presented to the Library in 1887.

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.445-71.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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