Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 1393 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Second of two volumes

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 385 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 32.2 × 21.1 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation: Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso
Foliation: Modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.


Some historic damage to the sewing of the manuscript, joint on front cover split. Envelope and fore-edge flap missing. Some discolouration and edge damage througout.


45 lines per page


Written in fine Naskhī by Aḥmad Abū al-Yaman al-ʿAlamī احمد ابو اليمن العلمي ; red headings and borderlines; many comments in the margins.



Redish-brown leather binding with central stamped almond-shaped medallion (mandorla) in gold and black on front and back cover. Doublures of the covers made of yellow paper.


Origin: Dated Tuesday (?) Rabīʿ I 1184 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 1354, Vol. 2 Islamic Arabic 1393.

Funding of Cataloguing

Cadbury Research Library



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