Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 178 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: A compilation of several works bound together; three have been identified and catalogued, with additional three unidentified short medical texts.
1. ff.1-22

Fourth part of al-Ṭibb al-jadīd al-kīmiyāʼī alladhī ikhtaraʻahu Barākelsūs, a work on medicine and alchemy.

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 987
GAL II.365; II.666-7.
2. ff.23-41

An Arabic translation of the Latin work, Basilica chymica, by Croll, Oswald, approximately 1560-1609.

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 988
GAL I.c, esp. Suppl.no.3
3. ff.43-49v

The manuscript only contains a small part of the whole work.

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 944
GAL I.485, esp.no.1; I.887-8

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 64 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 20.0 × 15.9 cm.
Dimensions (written):


23 lines per page


Written in Naskhī in three different hands; red headings and rubrication throughout.



Origin: Dated 2nd Muḥarram 1264. 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

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