Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Arab. d. 138 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of al-Ḥashāʼish by Iṣṭafan ibn Bāsil 10th cent.

A translation of the Herbal of Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos, revised by Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-ʻIbādī, 809?-873 , vol. 2 only, maqālahs 3-5

Language(s): Arabic


GAL S I 370 8a
GAS iii, 59
BQR V, 52,53 (where date 1239)
The Persian Art of the Book, Robinson, B. W., pages9,10
The Arabic Materia Medica of Dioscorides, Sadek, M. M., pages18
[K91] [revd. by Beeston]
"The Story of Osler's first four Arabic manuscript acquisitions" in Osler Library Newsletter, no. 106 (2006), 1-8
La Materia Medica de Dioscorides, Dubler, C. E.; and Teres, E., volumevol. 2, introduction and pp. 237-242

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 210 ff.


Origin: Copied in al-Madrasah al-Niẓāmīyah, Baghdad?; 637 AH; 1240 CE

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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