Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 1128 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Fragment of an Abbasid Qur'ān probably written in the third or fourth century A.H. / ninth or tenth century C.E, containing the last three verses of Sura Yūnus (سورة يونس) and the first 44 verses of Sura Hūd( سورة هود). Unidentified script type.

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written): 12.5 × 17.4 cm.


13 lines per page



Origin: probably 9th or 10th century AD /3rd or 4th century Hijri

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought by Palmer, Edward Henry, 1840-1882Professor Edward Henry PalmerandE.E. TyrwhittE.E. Tyrwhitt and sold to the library in 1878.

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on E. G. Browne: A hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1900", abbreviated by the OCIMCO project team.


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