Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 54442 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

1 copy of Ḥayāt al-ḥayawān by Damīrī, Muḥammad ibn Mūsá, 1341?-1405

Incipit: قال الكثرون هذا التصدق مستحب /../ ... وقيل واجب /لما/ فيه من ازالة الاذى عن الراس

Language(s): Arabic

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: fol. 112
Dimensions (leaf): 17.5 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written): 12.5 × 8.5 cm.

Condition

Fragment of al-Damiri's zoological dictionary (letters qaf - 'ayn) Incomplete and beginning and end. Badly damaged by acidic ink

Layout

Hand(s)

Clear Naskh. Text rubricated.

History

Origin: 15th century AH; 9th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

in 20th century.

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".

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact SOAS Archives and Special Collections Admissions. Contact docenquiry@soas.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript. Microfiche copy available for purchase from : Brill - IDC Publishers.

Funding of Cataloguing

JISC


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