Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Islamic Arabic 859 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)

Mingana

Contents

A compilation of two works bound together, each retaining their own foliation numbers.

1.

A text on astronomy (48 fols.)

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 982
GAL, II.359, esp. no.4; II.487
2.

Astronomical tables (63 fols.). No Arabic title given in work.

Language(s): Arabic

References

Printed catalogue no. 983
GAL, I.c, esp. Suppl.no.6

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 111 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.8 × 16.6 cm.
Dimensions (written):

Layout

15 lines per page

Hand(s)

Written in clear Naskhī. Purple headings and borderlines. Also red titles titles in the tables. Tables copied from the autograph.

Decoration

History

Origin: Dated 24th Dhul-ḥijjah, 1244. 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

Cadbury Research Library

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