Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2001 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Works on the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Language(s): Syriac

ff. 1r-152r
Title: The History of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In 6 books.

ff. 152r-159v
Title: Memra on the departure of Mary.
ff. 160r-163v
Title: A miracle performed by the Blessed Virgin at Apamea.
ff. 163v-172r
Author: Ephrem.
Title: Memra on Mary and Joseph and the envy of the Jews.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 13½ cm.
Extent: 173 ff.


Written in a neat small serto hand and dated 1792 = 1481 CE.


Bound in full leather with blind tooling (the spine now perished) 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.487-91.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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