Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 1763 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

The Arabian nights in two volumes

Vol. 2

Language(s): Arabic
Filiation: Work in two volumes bearing the classmarks Add. 1672 and Add. 1673

Physical Description

Form: other
Extent: 729 pp.
Dimensions (leaf): 21,5 × 13,5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.7 × 6.8 cm.
Foliation:

Modern pagination in pencil

Condition

Good condition

Layout

Hand(s)

Naskh, black ink

Decoration

Borders in gold in all the pages

Rubricated titles for each chapter in red ink

Frieze in gold and red and green ink in p. 1

Additions:
  • marginalia Marginal Latin and Arabic annotations in pencil made by E. G. Browne.
Catchwords in the inferior inner margin of each verso

Binding

Original bound, s. XVIII, in pasteboard covered with leather

Both covers have a central geometrical illustration

Condition

Back leather inlaid panels worn, part of the flap is missing

History

Origin: undated

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of E.G. Browne,1862-1926.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions). Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

JISC


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