Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Rawlinson Or. 8 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Rawlinson Oriental Collection


A composite MS containing a work on the history of the Prophets, and 3 works on lexicography.

ff. 1-245
Author: Anonymous
Incipit: الحمد الله ربّ العالمین قال الشیخ الامام محمّد بن عبد الله اکساٸی [...]

A Turkish translation of the Kitāb Badʼ al-dunyā wa-qiṣaṣ al-anbiyāʼ of Kisāʼī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh, 11th cent.

Language(s): Arabic, Turkish


GAL I 350
ff. 281b-311b
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic, Persian


Appendix Lexicography

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 311


Origin: Undated.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Richard Rawlinson, d. 1755.

The Rawlinson bequest entered the Bodleian Library in 1756.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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