Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Qq. 99 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Twelve volumes containing a continuous text of the voluminous romance of ʻAntara ibn Shaddād, عتتزة بن شداد

Vol. 6 of 12

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 22.4 × 15.4 cm.
Dimensions (written):


23 lines per page.



Origin: 1195 AH; 1780 CE ; Egypt

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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    The work comprises 12 voumes bearing the Classmarks Qq. 94, Qq. 95, Qq. 96, Qq. 97, Qq. 98, Qq. 100, Qq. 102, Qq. 102 to Qq. 103, Qq. 104, Qq. 105.

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