Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 47280 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of Maqāmāt Badīʻ al-Zamān by Badīʻ al-Zamān al-Hamadhānī, 969-1008

Oriental paper. Black and red ink. Transcribed from a Ms dated Ramadan 562/1167.

Incipit: الحمد لله على جزيل نعمائه وجليل الائه… اما بعد فهذا مما املاها الاستاذ الامام ابو الفضل… الهمداني رواية عن عيسى بن هشام من مقامات ابى الفتح الاسكندري قال البديع حدثنا عيسى بن هشام قال دخلت لبصرة وانا من سنى في فتاء…

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper
Dimensions (leaf): 32.5 × 25 cm.
Dimensions (written): 24.5 × 12 cm.



Written with Black and red ink


half-leather binding (without flap)


Origin: 13th Century AH; 19th Century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Accessioned in 1945

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Adam Gacek : Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981".


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