Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Qq. 20 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: A work on on poetical figures and retorical devices by Jirmānūs Farḥāt (1670 or 71-1732 or 3), the maronite of Aleppo. This manuscript concludes 1221v-214v with an index of rhethrical figures explained in the book, which is followed by f. 215 by a shor account of the author and his work and writings.

Physical Description

Form: codex
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Origin: 1226 AH; 1811 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of J.L. Burckhardt (1784-1817) in 1819

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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