Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Selden superius 40 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Selden superius Collection


1 copy of Muqaddimat al-adab by Zamakhsharī, Maḥmūd ibn ʻUmar, 1075-1144

Part 2 only, with interlinear Persian paraphrase

Language(s): Arabic, Persian


GAL I 291
[UAM. 1161, with corrig. Nicoll p. 610 and Ethé 2373]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 125 ff.


Origin: 1389 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of John Selden.

Presented to the Bodleian Library by Selden's estate in 1659.

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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