Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 1342 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 439 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 30.2 × 20.3 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation: Original foliation in black ink with eastern Arabic numerals, top left recto. Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso.


Top of pages slightly stained, flap binding worn, otherwise good condition.


25 lines per page


Written in Naskhī by Hāshim ibn ʿAbd Munāf هاشم بن عبد مناف ; red headings, carefully corrected.



Brown leather binding with fore-edge flap, envelope flap and a central blind-stamped almond-shaped medallion (mandorla) filled with foliage on front and back cover. Doublures of the covers made of light green paper. Traces of gold tooling on inside of envelope flap; old repairs of spine. Historic paper labels on spine and front cover.


Origin: Dated Tuesday beginning of Jumādā II 1098 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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    This work has two volumes: Vol. 1 bears the classmark Islamic Arabic 1342, Vol. 2 Islamic Arabic 1343

Funding of Cataloguing

Cadbury Research Library


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