Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Selden superius 97 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Selden superius Collection


Summary of Contents: 6 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Islam, Islamic magic, Astronomy, Quadrants, and Astronomical instruments
2. ff. 64v-65v
Author: Anonymous

On astronomy

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Astronomy
[UAM. 1041 (3 [ii]) [(4) as revd. by Beeston]]
3. fols. 68v-87v

*Same incipit as both Ahlw. 5853 and 5854, but with 25 bābs (as against their 15 and 20 respectively).

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 168
[UAM. 1041 (4, i), with corrig. Nicoll p. 545 ad p. 285 c. 40 [read 4]; (6) as revd. by Beeston]
4. fols. 88v-95r

Wrongly listed by Brock. as Jamāl al-Dīn Māridīnī no. 3; it is really Sibṭ al-Māridīnī no. 7 (II. 168; 62, p. 216-17 above)

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 169
[UAM. 1041 (4, ii), with corrig. Nicoll p. 545 ad p. 285 c. 4; (7) as rev. by Beeston]
5. fols. 95r-104v

A compendium* of his own Iẓhār al-sirr al-mauḍūʻ [on the maqṭūʻ quadrant]

*Not, as Brock., the Iẓhār itself.

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 168
[UAM. 1041 (4 [iii]), with corr. Nic. p. 545 ad p. 285 c. 40 [sic: read 4], (8) as rev. by Beeston]
6. fols. 104v-111v
Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 167, 168
[UAM. 1041 (4 [iv]) [(9) as revd. by Beeston], with corr. Nic. p. 545 ad p. 285 c. 40 [read 4]

Physical Description

Form: codex
33 ff. 2 ff. 20 fols. 8 fols. 10 fols. 8 fols.


Origin: n.d. n.d. n.d. 1574 CE 1574 CE n.d. [1574?] CE

Provenance and Acquisition

[Any information about a single identifiable episode in the life of the manuscript between origin and acquisition]

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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