Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 1338 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)

Mingana

Contents

1 copy of Shams al-maʿārif wa-laṭāʾif al-ʿawārif by Būnī, Aḥmad ibn ʿAlī, -1225

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 161 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 30.0 × 19.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation: Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso. Additional pagination in pencil with eastern Arabic numerals, top left recto and top right verso.
Foliation: Modern foliation in pencil with western Arabic numerals, upper left recto

Condition

The manuscript has suffered from damp and wear.

Layout

Hand(s)

Written in Naskhī by ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Kurdī al-Quṣayrī

Decoration

Red headings

Two red framing lines

Additions:
  • Orthography Fully vowelled
  • Marginalia Some marginalia and corrections.

Binding

Reddish-brown leather binding with blind-tooled decoration, central ornament and corner cartouches filled with flowers on front and back cover. Spine repaired with green leather, now mostly faded to light brown. Remains of green fabric doublures.

History

Origin: Dated 23rd Ṣafar 994 AH

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on H. L. Gottschalk et al.: Islamic Arabic Manuscripts. Catalogue of the Mingana Collection of Manuscripts. Vol. IV. Revised edition edited by Derek Hopwood. Birmingham: Selly Oak Colleges, 1985, with additional enhancements.

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Funding of Cataloguing

Cadbury Research Library


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