Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Sale 12 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Sale Collection


1 copy of Bulūgh al-arab fī ʻilm al-adab

Author: Anonymous

Dedicated to Abū al-Mawāhib Yaʻqūb ibn Niʻmat Allāh ibn Abī al-Ghayth, a Maronite Christian of Aleppo but a native of Tripoli. [Another copy is B. M. II, p. 50, where the name appears as Yaʻqūb ibn Niʻmat ibn Batres ibn Abī al-Ghayth.] (in 2 bābs and a khātimah.)

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Belles Lettres
[EA 131]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 169 ff.


Origin: n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of George Sale, d. 1736.

Acquired by Thomas Hunt in 1760.

The Radcliffe Library.

Acquired by the Bodleian Library in 1872.

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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