Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2018 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

John of Mosul, John bar Penkaye, ʿAbdishoʿ bar Brika.

1r-124v
Title: Directorium spirituale
Language(s): Syriac

Title from the 1868 printed edition; in Syriac 'Book of good conduct'.

125r-133v
Title: A memra in 7-syllable metre.
Language(s): Syriac
135v-165r
Title: Book of the pearl.
Language(s): Syriac
166r-183v
Title: Catalogue of authors.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 21 cm.
Extent: 183 ff.

Condition

Leaves are wanting at the beginning and end and after 5, 49, 114, 151, 153, 155, 157, 170, and 177.

Hand(s)

Written in a clear neat E. Syriac hand and dated 1988 = 1677 CE.

Binding

Bound in full leather (partly perished) over wooden boards (one of which is split and laced together).

History

Origin:

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), ii.560-570.

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.

Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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