Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Huntington 212 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Huntington Collection


1 copy of Kitāb Ṣuwar al-kawākib al-thābitah by Ṣūfī, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻUmar, 903-986

Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم قال عبد الرحمن بن عمر المعروف بابي الحسين الصوفي بعد ان حمد الله فاثنى عليه وصلى على نبيه فصلى عليه اني رايتُ كثيراً من الناس يخوضون في معرفة الكواكب الثابتة ومواقعها من الفلك وصورها
Colophon: تمت الكتابة والكتاب وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد النبي وآله اجمعين ووافق الفراغ من الكتابة يوم الجمعة رابع محرم سنة ٥٦٦ كتبه المبارك بن الحسين الباخرزي ثم البغدادي
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 223
UAM. 899

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 174 ff.


Origin: Mosul; 566 AH; 1170 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Robert Huntington, d. 1701.

Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1693.

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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