Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Arch. Seld. A. 17, 18 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Selden Collection


1 copy of Ṣubḥ al-aʻshá fī kitābat al-inshāʼ by Qalqashandī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī, 1355 or 6-1418

Volumes 1 and 2

K 53 (see card for MS. Arab. d. 79,79*, 80) seems to imply that MS. Arch. Seld. A. 17, 18 and MS. Marsh 317 are of the same copy

Language(s): Arabic


GAL II 134
UAM 365, 366

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 279 ff.; 248 ff.


Origin: n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of John Selden.

Presented to the Bodleian Library by Selden's estate in 1659.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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