Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms14(o) (University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, University of St Andrews)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of A christian work on religion by The name of author does not appear

The early date of writing can be clearly seen from comparsion with M3. Siani 155 (frontispice to Studia Sinaitica II, of Studia Sinaitica III, P.23) and MS. BM or 4950 (Studia Sinaitica III, Plate II, p.3) both of which closely resemble this manuscript. The oldest MS. in St Andrews collection. One or two fols are missing at the beginning. The heading of the 2nd chapter, on the unity of God:الباب الثاني القول في وحدايتي

Language(s): Arabic

References

British Museum of Oriental MSS II (Arabic), P.35, No.XXVI.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 159ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 11
Dimensions (written): 11
Foliation:

Collation

Condition

Recently bound in white leather pigskin, the top of each page has been affected by damp, so as to be often unreadable

Layout

Hand(s)

Naskhi

Additions:
  • marginalia Marginal notes in
  • orthography
  • paper

Binding

History

Origin: 9th Century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Mrs Lewis and Mrs Gibson

Record Sources

Record based on Handlist held in University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is by appointment only (for admissions procedures please contact University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections). Contact speccoll@st-andrews.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript


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