Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Whinfield 45 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Whinfield Collection


1 copy of A miscellaneous collection of popular stories, riddles, rhymes etc

Author: Anonymous

In Arabic tending to the colloquial rather than the classical

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Tales

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 169 ff. [mostly written only on one side].


Origin: 1832 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Sir Edward Henry Whinfield, d. 1922.

The Whinfield manuscripts were bequeathed to the Indian Institute, Oxford, in 1922, and later transferred to the Bodleian Library.

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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