Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 382 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)



Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kitāb sharḥ al-tuffāhah fī ʿilm al-misāḥa by Dimashqī, ʿAbd al-Laṭīf ibn Aḥmad

Abridged commentary on Al-tuffāḥah fī ʿilm al-misāḥah التفاحة في علم المساحة by Ashʿarī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad أحمد بن محمد الأشعري

It may be the author's autograph.

Language(s): Arabic


Printed catalogue no. 876
GAL Suppl. I 558, esp. no.2

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: i + 28 ff. + iii
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 15.9 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation: Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso.
Foliation: Modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.


Slight browning of paper, otherwise good condition.


23 lines per page


Written in Naskhī, headings and words commented upon in red; diagrams and notes in the margins.



Marbled paper on pasteboards, green leather spine with with modern label.


Origin: Dated 1171 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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