Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms2(o) (University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, University of St Andrews)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Work on the pseudo-science of Tasrif by Abd al-Rahman ibn Muhammad ibn 'Ali ibn Ahmad al-Bistami

Fragmentary work without beginning or end concerning the manipulation of letters and names, written in clear Naskhi, Arabic, with Greek title on cover which is not relevant to the contents. Includes many tables in red filled with numbers, letters and words in black. Includes religious and spiritual advice (e.g. "wisdom does not dwell in a stomach that is filled with food") Includes many references to other authorities (e.g. Ibrahim Al Khawwas)

Incipit: (basmalla) والعزلة من امارات الوصلة
Explicit: سلطان محمود نورالله
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 46ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5
Dimensions (written):
Foliation:

Collation

Layout

Hand(s)

Naskhi

Additions:
  • marginalia Marginal notes in
  • orthography
  • paper

Binding

History

Origin: 858 AH; 1454 CE

Record Sources

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

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