Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 46340 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of al-Mughnī fī al-bayṭarah by ʻUmar ibn Yūsuf, Sultan of Yemen, -1296

A comprehensive work in 90 abwab on the ailments of animals and their treatment

Incipit: الصافنات الجياد ثم ذكر بعدها / .. / البغال ... وسميناه كتاب المغني فى البيطره وفهرسنا ذكر ما يحتوى عليه من ابواب وقدمناها فى صدر الكتاب وهى تسعون بابا ليقرب تناولها على الطالب ... الباب الاول فى ذكر الوان الخيل وصفاتها واجناسها واحدا ... بعد واحد الباب الثانى فى ذكر اسما الخيل

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 91 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 33.5 × 20.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 24.5 × 13.5 cm.



Elegant large naskhi hand


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Douglas Craven Phillott Gregorian

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Adam Gacek : Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981".


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