Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 2456 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Sefer ha-Mada‘ by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204

The first book of Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, preceded by a large fragment of the introduction, with glosses in Judaeo-Persian

Language(s): Judaeo-Persian and Hebrew


For a more detailed description see Meredith-Owens 1968, page 39.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 143 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 20.5 × 13 cm.


Origin: 16th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.


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