Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Bodl. Or. 538 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


3 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Alchemy and Arabic poetry

1. ff. 1v-76r

On alchemy and the philosophers stone

[If Nicollʼs conjectures as to date and autograph are right this is diff. from the work of this title ascribed to Ibn Waḥshīyah (3rd cent. A. H.) Brock. I. 243 (G1, p. 281, para. 3. no. 10, but not in Suppl.) of which the only MS. noted is Rāghib 963 (1)]

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Magic
[NAM. 250 (1)]
2. ff. 76v-79v
Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 198
[NAM. 250 (2)]
3. ff. 79v-96r

[* Nicoll by his conjectures as to date and autograph, seems to imply an ascription to this author of another part of the same MS.]

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Magic
[NAM. 250 (3)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
76 ff. [autograph?] 4 ff. 18 ff. [autograph?]


Origin: 17th cent.? CE 17th cent.? CE 17th cent.? CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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