Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 223 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of A collection of talismans, charms and incantations

Language(s): Partly in Arabic and Persian, but chiefly in an unintelligible jargon, probably Balaybalan

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Physical Description

Form: other
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Decoration

The manuscript contains many magical figures and cabalistic squares.

History

Origin: undated

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated by G. Lewis (d. 1729) in 1727.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on E. G. Browne: A hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1900 E. G. Browne: A catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1896 abbreviated by the OCIMCO project team.

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


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