Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2005 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Works of Bar-Hebraeus.
ff. 1v-13v.
Title: The Book of the pupils of the eye.
Language(s): Syriac

A work on Aristotelian logic, in 7 sections.

ff. 14r-36r.
Title: The Book of the Dove.
Language(s): In Garshuni Arabic.

A work on spirituality, in 4 sections.

ff. 36v-38v.
Title: An extract from the Nomocanon.
Language(s): In Garshuni Arabic.

Section 3 of the 8th chapter, on the reasons prohibitive of marriage.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 17½ cm.
Extent: 97 ff.


Written in a neat serto hand and dated 1890 = 1579 CE.


Bound in full leather over paper boards with some blind tooling.



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.500-05.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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