Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Qq. 70 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Al-Durr al-muntakhab fī taʼrīkh mamlakat Ḥalab by Ibn al-Shiḥnah, Muḥibb al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1402-1485

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 79 folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 20.1 × 14.6 cm.
Dimensions (written):


21 lines per page.



Origin: 1102 AH; 1690 CE ; Syria

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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