Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Sale 43 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Sale Collection


2 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Arabic poetry and Biography

1. ff. 1v-54r
Title: Four fragments of Arab anthologies of verse:- (i) ff. 1v-18v: an anthology compiled by Ibn Ḥujjah not before 1594. n.d. (ii) f. 19 (i): one leaf dated 1691 (iii) f. 20r-53r: an anthology compiled not earlier than the beg. of the 17th cent. n.d. (iv) f. 54r: one leaf dated 1703.
Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Poetry
[EA 63]
2. ff. 55v-177v
Author: Anonymous

Including biographies of Sībawayhi, Yāqūt, and Shanfarah

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Biography
[EA 22]

Physical Description

Form: codex
123 ff.


Origin: 1609 CE

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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