Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 3290 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts



Fifty-two in number, translated from Syriac into Arabic.

Language(s): Arabic


Identical with the first 52 discourses described by Assemani, Giuseppe Simone, 1687-1768., according to cod. Vat. viii, in the Bibl. Orient. i. 150-156; except that Assemani's no. 51 is placed in this MS after no. 35, f. 172v, and ff. 4v-5v, and the discourses begin on f. 6r

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 255 ff.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):


The quires are mostly of 8 leaves, but some have 10, signed on the first and last page with Arabic words and numerals. The numeration ceases at f. 138v


19 lines to the page


Written in neat, regular Naskhī XVIIIth Cent.


Additions: An index occupies ff. 4v-5v. Other notes are on ff. 252r, 253r, 254v. 3 crescent and other types


In the original binding

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Wright, W. : A catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts preserved in the library of the University of Cambridge. (vol 2), 1901".


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Funding of Cataloguing

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