Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Qq. 281 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Zahr al-kimām fī qiṣṣat Yūsuf ʻalayhi al-salām by Awsī, ʻUmar ibn Ibrāhīm, d. 1350 or 51

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 122 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 25.1 × 17.2 cm.
Dimensions (written):


23 lines per page.



Origin: 862 AH; 1457 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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