Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 1343 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 355 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 30.2 × 20.3 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation: Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso.
Foliation: Modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.


Pages slightly stained, some repaired. 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 gold-tooled almond-shaped medallion (mandorla) filled with foliage on front and back cover. Doublures of the covers made of marbeled paper. Historic paper labels on spine and front cover.


Origin: Dated Wednesday 20th Ramaḍān 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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