Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Z. 13 (Old Library, Jesus College, Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


2 works by 2 authors on the subject of Arabic language

1. ff. 1v-20r
Colophon: f. 20r هذا النسخة المباركة يوم الابعاء في شعر المولد على صاحبه افضل الصلاة والسلام على كاتبه ابو حسن الكستي الشافعي البيروتي غفر الله به امين سنة ١٢٦٩
Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: other
Support: European paper
Extent: 108 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 19,5 × 13,8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 7,8 cm.
Foliation: Foliation supplied by the cataloguer


Due to the tight binding it is not possible to describe the collation of the quires

Catchwords in each verso


Good condition


23 lines per page Catchwords in each verso


  • marginalia

    Both works contain a number of marginal notes

  • inscription

    A note by Samuel Lyde in f. 1r states: Two very valuable Arabic M.s.s as corrected with great care and the insertion of vowel points by Yousef al-Aseer a Mohammedan Sheikh of Sidon, one of the most learned Arabic Scholars in the present day. The first M.s. is styled the 'Shafiyeh' in Arabic accidence. The second is most useful as a dictionary or explanation of Arabic words.


Modern binding in cardboard


Origin: 1269 AH; 1852 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The manuscript belonged to Samuel Lyde; the ownership statement of the title page is dated in 1858

Bequeathed by Samuel Lyde to Jesus College


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Funding of Cataloguing

Jesus College


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