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Guide


Arabic Manuscripts in the SOAS

Advisor: Adam Gacek
Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London












January 1997
Arabic Manuscripts in the SO AS
Shippinglist
Including Gacek numbers
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Arab. Mss. in the SPAS IH-3)
Ms. no.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1 0
1 1
1 2
1 3
1 4
1 5
1 6
1 7
1 8
1 9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
Number
of mf .
1
8
3
2
3
2
2
3
2
2
1
1
2
1
2
1
6
5
1
2
1
2
34
5
1
1
4
1
2
1
8
8
5
1
1
4
1
3
2
4
2
8
6
2
1
4
1 7
6
3
Fiche
number
1
2-9
9-1 1
1 1 -1 2
1 2-1 4
1 4-1 5
1 6-1 7
1 8-20
20-21
22-23(1 -2)
23 (2-2)
24
24-25
25
25-26
26
27-32
33-37
38
38-39
39
39-40
41 -74
75-79
79
79
80-83
83
84-85
86
86-93
94-1 01
1 02-1 06
1 06
1 07
1 08-1 1 1
1 1 2
1 1 3-1 1 5
1 1 6-1 1 7
1 1 7-1 20
1 20-1 21
1 21 -1 28
1 29-1 34
1 34-1 35
1 35
1 36-1 39 (1 -2)
1 39 (2-21 -1 55
1 55-1 60
1 61 -1 63
Gacek
40306
47859
41 1 54
54445
43258
4581 4
1 4086
1 9320
71 53
1 91 492
47282
1 1 593
1 91 667
46352
46352
1 2095
26759a
26759b
43265
43265
26408
4091 1
21 6773
26581
35343
1 9074
25734
46352
47284
1 00449
44484
47268
47837
47270
1 74235
380282
48059
1 3998
65496
47975
Ms. no.
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
47836 90
45803 91
45804 92
1 91 1 4 93
1 2095 94
1 5568 95
41 880 96
25735 97
1 3251 98
Number
of mf .
3
3
Has not
6
5
Has not
1
7
1
3
1 0
2
2
1
1
7
1
1 0
7
1
1
3
4
4
9
3
6
6
3
1
6
3
1
4
2
4
9
4
6
7
1
3
1
2
6
2
3
5
3
Fiche
number
1 63-1 65
1 66-1 68
been f i l med
1 72-1 77
1 78-1 82
been fi l med
1 86
1 87-1 93
1 93
1 94-1 96
1 97-206
207-208
208-209
209
209
21 0-21 6
21 7
21 8-227
228-234
235
235
236-238
239-242
243-246
247-255
256-258
259-264
265-270
271 -273
274
275-280
281 -283
283
284-287
288-289
290-293
294-302
303-306
307-31 2
31 3-31 9
31 9
320-322
322
322-323
324-329
330-331
332-334
335-339
340-342
Gacek
45807
1 9620
47971
47972
46352
1 4570
1 3248
1 3248
4091 1
25739
1 3237
41 332
47277
1 8898
380279
46350
53704
1 1 593
47269
47838
47853
481 35
47839
41 879
481 34
1 74234
47858
1 91 655
47272
47273
1 91 490
47269
1 3996
34803
1 91 654
481 40
481 39
44493
1 91 669
47273
204479
43261
1 01 641
43260
45809
43262
54442





























































Ms. no.
99
1 00
1 01
1 02
1 03
1 04
1 05
1 06
1 07
1 08
1 09
1 1 0
1 1 1
1 1 2
1 1 3
1 1 4
1 1 5
1 1 6
1 1 7
1 1 8
1 1 9
1 20
1 21
1 22
1 23
1 24
1 25
1 26
1 27
1 28
1 29
1 30
1 31
1 32
1 33
1 34
1 35
1 36
1 37
1 38
1 39
1 40
1 41
1 42
1 43
1 44
1 45
1 46
1 47
1 48
1 49
1 50
1 51
Number
of mf .
1
4
1
8
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
7
6
7
1 9
1 4
2
3
1
7
1
1
1
7
1
1
1
2
1
7
7
9
7
6
7
61
1 9
1 2
1
2
1
2
22
7
1
2
3
1
2
Fiche
number
343
344-345 (1 -31 (3-3)
346
347-354
355
355
355
355
355
355-356
356
356
356
357
358
359-365
366-371
372-378
379-397
398-41 1
41 2-41 3
41 4-41 6
41 7
41 8-424
425
425
426
427-433
434
434
434
434-435
436
437-443
444-450
451 -459
460-466
467-472
473-479
480-540
541 -559
560-571
572
572-573
573
573-574
575-594(1 -31 (3-3)
595-601
602
602-603
604-606
606
607-608
Gacek
26408
380280
41 332
1 1 8273
41 879
26408
26408
26408
26408
26408
26408
26408
26408
1 00449
46342
26574
26575
26576
4581 8
1 91 1 6
1 91 487
96696
1 91 666
4581 7
1 3236
46349
43260
47278
41 332
41 1 54
41 332
44093
26074
26628
26629
26630
26631
43255
1 91 788
1 91 500
43264
47852
54445
44093
54446
25733
41 1 84
43256
1 5769
47270
1 21 42
26408
481 37
Ms. no.
1 52
1 53
1 54
1 55
1 56
1 57
1 58
1 59
1 60
1 61
1 62
1 63
1 64
1 65
1 66
1 67
1 68
1 69
1 70
1 71
1 72
1 73
1 74
1 75
1 76
1 77
1 78
1 79
1 80
1 81
1 82
1 83
1 84
1 85
1 86
1 87
1 88
1 89
1 90
1 91
1 92
1 93
1 94
1 95
1 96
1 97
1 98
1 99
200
201
202
203
204
Number
of mf.
1
1
1 3
1 5
1 2
6
2
6
2
1
4
4
1
1
4
4
5
1
4
4
2
3
1
1
1
1
9
1 1
1
1 2
1 0
7
2
1
3
1
4
1 3
9
1 6
21
4
2
4
4
5
1
1
Has not
1
1
2
5
Fiche
number
609
61 0
61 1 -61 9(1 -5X5-5)
620 (1 -2)(2-2)-633
634-645
646-651
652-653
653-658
659-660
660
661 -664
665-668
669
670
671 -674
674-677
678-682
683
684-687
688-691
692-693
694-696
696
696
696
697
698-706
707-71 7
71 8
71 9-730
731 -740
741 -747
748-749
749
750-752
753
754-757
758-770
771 -779
780-795
796-81 6
81 7-820
820-821
822-825
826-829
830-834
835
836
been fil med
839
839
839-840
841 -845
Gacek
309291
380287
43254
47979
47979
1 91 777
24256
25849
46341
46341
481 36
380286
45806
46341
1 40498
46344
46347
54445
27471
46337
46349
44487
1 3236
47780
47780
1 6451
1 91 775
46354
1 91 501
41 361
1 091
1 9074
26408
43259
26075
1 3997
25737
1 3230
1 3232
1 3229
1 3231
1 91 1 7
25738
1 01 808
25850
47279
1 91 667
1 00449
47780
309291
45806
47280





























































Ms. no.
205
206
207
208
209
21 0
21 1
21 2
21 3
21 4
21 5
21 6
21 7
21 8
21 9
220
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
230
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251
252
253
254
255
256
257
Number
of mf .
1
1
6
6
6
3
5
6
3
1
6
1
7
2
1
2
1
1
4
7
5
6
1
1
3
1
3
1 2
6
1 0
3
7
5
1
6
1
1
7
2
1
1 1
2
1
1
1
1
2
4
1
4
1
2
3
Fiche
number
845
846
847-852
853-858
859-864
865-867
868-872
873-878
879-881
882
883-888
889
890-896
897-898 (1 -2)
898 (2-2)
899-900
901
901
902-905
906-909 (4-4)
91 0-91 4
91 5-920
921
921
921 -923
924
925-927
928-939
940-945
946-955
956-958
959-965
966-970 (1 -2)
970 (2-2)
971 -976
977
978
979-985
986-987
988
989-999
1 000-1 001
1 002
1 003
1 003
1 003
1 003-1 004
1 005-1 008
1 009
1 01 0-1 01 3
1 01 4
1 01 5-1 01 6
1 01 7-1 01 9
Gacek
1 2095
1 2095
1 3654
43257
44486
46346
48239
1 91 486
26758
54446
43261
47270
47274
1 91 1 4
41 389
41 388
54446
45806
46340
1 00449
1 7273
1 6451
204479
1 91 653
1 3236
1 74235
1 21 45
1 3438
47275
261 03
46353
47856
47857
47271
21 977
1 91 665
1 3239
46348
44492
47277
4091 1
53823
91 889
47277
204477
47277
47277
1 91 20
54445
1 91 652
47781
1 99351
42579
Ms. no.
258
259
260
261
262
263
264
265
266
267
268
269
270
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
300
301
302
303
304
305
306
307
308
309
31 0
Number
of mf .
1 3
1 0
5
6
8
8
9
4
4
1
5
1 3
1
7
2
4
5
6
1 0
1 6
1
6
5
8
3
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
3
1
3
2
3
2
4
1
3
3
3
3
1
Has not
1 2
4
1 2
2
1
Fiche
number
1 020-1 032
1 033-1 042
1 043-1 047
1 048-1 053
1 054-1 061
1 062-1 069
1 070-1 078
1 079-1 082
1 083-1 086
1 087
1 088-1 092
1 093-1 1 05
1 1 06
1 1 07-1 1 1 3
1 1 1 4-1 1 1 5
1 1 1 6-1 1 1 9
1 1 20-1 1 24
1 1 25-1 1 30
1 1 31 -1 1 40
1 1 41 -1 1 56
(1 1 57-1 1 58)
1 1 59-1 1 64
1 1 65-1 1 69
1 1 70-1 1 77
1 1 78-1 1 80
1 1 80
1 1 81 -1 1 82
1 1 83
1 1 83
1 1 83-1 1 84
1 1 84
1 1 84
1 1 84
1 1 84
(1 1 85-1 1 86)-1 1 88
1 1 88
1 1 88-1 1 90
1 1 91 -1 1 92
1 1 93-1 1 95
1 1 96-1 1 97
1 1 98-1 201
1 202
1 202-1 204
1 204-1 206
1 206-1 208
1 209-1 21 1
1 21 2
been f i l med
1 21 6-1 227
1 228-1 231
1 232-1 243
1 244-1 245
1 246
Gacek
1 493
44481
251 39
1 21 76
380290
1 4941 4
30592
1 221 7
1 91 1 8
43251
1 6374
43252
1 2096
1 504
380289
47976
380285
1 4086
4581 2
92308
47283
47276
91 889
441 36
25740
45806
50690
45806
1 91 1 4
1 1 660
54445
1 3236
4581 1
380288
46339
1 21 88
50688
1 71 326
45808
44491
271 55
54446
47286
47287
34847
46287
1 91 667
4581 3
1 91 656
46345
47855
25732
47285





























































Ms. no.
31 1
31 2
31 3
31 4
31 5
31 6
31 7
31 8
31 9
320
321
322
323
324
325
326
327
328
329
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
340
341
342
343
344
345
346
347
348
349
350
351
352
353
354
355
356
357
358
359
360
361
362
Number
of mf .
3
3
7
1
2
4
2
4
1 0
6
4
2
4
3
3
3
8
1 3
5
Has not
1
1
1
3
3
5
9
8
1
1
5
5
1 1
1 2
1
4
3
3
4
1
6
1
1 2
3
2
4
2
3
7
2
5
2
Fiche
number
1 246-1 248
1 249-1 251
1 252-1 258
1 259
1 260-1 261
1 262-1 265
1 266-1 267
1 268-1 271
1 272-1 281
1 282-1 287
1 287-1 290
1 291 -1 292
1 292-1 295
1 295-1 297
1 297-1 299
1 299-1 301
1 302-1 309
1 31 0-1 322
1 323-1 327
been fi l med
1 338
1 338
1 339
1 339-1 341
1 341 -1 343
1 343-1 347
1 348-1 356
1 357-1 364
1 365
1 366
1 367-1 371
1 372-1 376
1 377-1 387
1 388-1 399
1 400
1 401 -1 404
1 405-1 407
1 408-1 41 0
1 41 1 -1 41 4
1 41 5
1 41 5-1 420
1 421
1 422-1 433
1 434-1 435 (2-2)
1 436-1 437
1 438-1 441
1 442-1 443
1 444-1 446
1 447-1 453
1 454-1 455
1 455-1 459
1 460-1 461 (1 -2)
Gacek
47285
1 74235
41 71 8
50688
54444
78564
380284
47267
8232
47973
46343
1 91 664
44483
204478
45805
44490
380283
1 91 651
380284
4581 3
21 01 73
21 01 73
204479
44489
1 2240
26376
44488
46355
1 00449
45806
380281
1 91 776
44571
1 8738
309291
4581 0
1 3253
47588
4581 5
4581 1
1 91 1 5
1 00449
41 360
1 91 488
1 41 394
1 21 88
47281
25741
25736
26386
26386
41 384
Ms. no.
363
364
365
366
367
368
369
370
371
372
373
374
375
376
377
378
379
380
381
382
383
384
385
386
387
388
389
390
391
392
393
394
Number
of mf .
3
8
Has not
1
Has not
1
4
7
9
6
7
4
4
5
2
3
1
1 0
3
2
2
1
1
4
7
3
6
1
1
5
1
1
Fiche
number
Gacek
1 461 (1 -2)(2-2)-1 462
1 463-1 470
been f i l med
1 472
been f i l med
1 474
1 475-1 478
1 479-1 485
1 486-1 494
1 495-1 500
1 501 -1 507
1 508-1 51 1
1 51 2-1 51 5
1 51 6-1 520
1 521 -1 522
1 523-1 525
1 525
1 526-1 535
1 536-1 538
1 539-1 540
1 540-1 541
1 541
1 542
1 543-1 546
1 547-1 553
1 553-1 555
1 556-1 561
1 562
1 563
1 564-1 568
1 569
1 569
47974
46338
4581 3
1 2095
380287
1 91 669
1 9320
46973
46343
46974
47977
46351
1 74084
4051 2
1 91 491
1 2225
26408
47980
4581 6
46349
1 91 669
380288
44093
47840
1 8755
47854
9091 3
1 91 668
25733
1 86487
54445
43361































































































































































































































Q " 158
borders.- Lacquer binding (without flap).
s.l - S.114.- No date (10/16th cent.).- Some
marginal glosses in Persian.- Wormed in parts.-
Ex libris D.C. Phillott.
261
- (12176)
ff. 275, 13.5 x 9 / 9.5 x 5.5 cm., 15 lin..-
Laid paper.- Vocalized naskhl hand.- Black and
red ink.- Brown leather binding (without flap) .
s.l - S.114.- Copied in Jum.I 993/1585.- Badly
wormed.- Marsden Ms.
262
al-Qur^an - (380290)
ff.380, 18 x 12 / 13 x 7 cm., 13 lin..- Oriental
paper.- Vocalized naskhl hand.- Black and red ink.-
Cloth covered leather binding (with flap) .
s.l - S.114.- Dated 1070/1659-60.- Some folios
lacking at beginning.
263
- (149414)
ff.362, 24 x 15 / 16.5 x 9 cm., 12 lin. .-
Oriental paper.- Vocalized naskhl hand.- Treble
line border in red and blue, text rubricated. -
Badly damaged cloth covered leather binding (with
flap) .
































159
s.l - s. 114.- Copied in Raj. [ 10?]49/ 1639.-
Badly damaged.- Followed by a prayer to be recited
upon the completion of the Qur
3
an, same as Berlin
3866(4), called Du
c
a° khatm al-Qur
3
an, incip.:
J' * " •
I I
264
al-Qur^an - (30592)
ff.391, 26 x 19.5 / 19.5 x 12 cm., 13 lin..-
Oriental paper.- Clear vocalized naskhï hand.-
Double line border and surah headings in red.-
Badly damaged red leather binding (without flap).
s.l - s.114.- No date (ll/17th cent.).- Water-
stained, last folio torn.- Former owner Capt.
Dunlop Younghusband.- Presented to the Library
by Lt.-Col. P.R.T. Gurdon.- Note on the back of
front cover states that this copy comes from " the
neighbourhood of Chak Darrah in the Swat Valley" .
265
al-Qur^an - (12217)
ff.88, 19.5 x 13.5 / 15 x 9 cm., 13 lin..-
Oriental paper.- Written in a peculiar script,
described by William Jones in a in " Minute on Mr.
Malet's letter" , enclosed in the volume.- Text
rubricated.- Leather binding (without flap).
Fragment (s.2(88) - s.6(89).- No date (ll/17th
cent.?).- Lacunae after fol.34 and 82.- Recto and
verso of fol.8 reversed.- fol.4, 17, and 27 should
be between fol.1-2, 15-16, and 25-26 respectively.-
Marsden Ms.
























































































216
ff.139(137), 20.5 x 14 / 18 x 10.5 cm., 27 lin..-
Laid paper.- Clear naskhl / nasta
c
lïq hand.- Black
and red ink.- Damaged quarter-leather binding
(without flap).
Book of ethics and paraenesis, based on the
Tradition.- Incompl. at beginning and end.- No
date(12/18th cent.).- Margins restored.
Ref. GAL I, 211 (no.9) : SI, 348.
355
c
an hauâd-i-th allatî haçalat ft Misr min
ta^rîkh Yanä^ir 1881 li-ghayat shahr
Uktübar 1882 - (141394)
Author : A.
c
Urlbr [ Pasha] al-Misrl (d. 1329/1911)
Incip. :
ff.62, 25.5 x 20 / 17.5 x 10-13 cm., 21 lin..-
Ruled paper.- Clear ruq
c
ah hand.- Black ink.-
Quarter-leather binding (without flap) .
Account of the Egyptian revolt of 1881-1882.-
Holograph, with the author's seal on fol. la
and 62b.- Dated at Külumbü (Colombo, Ceylon),
Dhu
3
l-h. 1299/Oct.l882.- Written on one side of
the folio only.- see Zirk.I, 161.
356
al-Taqyîd
c
alä
c
Aqïdat al-Sanüst -(12188)
Author: M. b. a.^l-Qäsim b. Nasr al-FajIjI





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Incip.:
fol.lb-144b, 18.5 x 14.5 / 12.5 x 8.5 cm., 17
lin..- For other details see no. 293.
Gloss on al-SanusI's Umm al-barahln (no. 378).-
Composed in 1048/1638-9.- Copied in Jura. I 1193/
1779, by °Abd al-Rahlm Fatäniyah.- Followed by
a story of a conversation between Abu Hanlfah and
a materialist.
357
Tarassul al-Wazîr Ç i y a'
3
al-Dîn - (47281)
Author : Diyâ
3
al-Dîn Nasr Allah M. b. M. al-Katib
known as Ibn al-Athir al-Jazarî al-Mausilï
(d. 637/1239)
Incip.:
ff.85, 25 x 17.5 / 17 x 10.5 cm., 17 lin. .-
Oriental paper.- Elegant partly vocalized naskhï
hand.- Black ink.- Modern half -cloth binding
(without flap) .
Collection of private and public correspondence
of Ibn al-Athlr.- No date (8/14th cent.).- Some
folios water-stained.
Ref. GAL SI, 521.





























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fol.lb-27b, 20.5 x 1 6 / 1 3 x 7 cm. , 5 li n. .-
Lai d paper.- Clear vocali zed naskhï hand.- Black
and red i nk.- Bli nd-stamped dark-red leather
bi ndi ng (flap mi ssi ng, covers detached) .
Musli m creed, otherwi se known as
c
Agïdat ahl
al-tauhld al-sughra, wi th i nterli near Malay
translati on.- Dated 1 1 88/1 774-5.- Followed by
(fol.28b-1 1 7a) another
c
agldah (same as no. 21 2(1 ),
copi ed by Tähä b. Khatlb
c
Abd al-Mu
3
mi n, i n Muh.
1 1 89/1 775.- Marsden Ms.
Ref. GAL II, 323 (no. II) : SU, 353.
379
Another copy - (26408)
fol.l2a-1 5b, 20 x 1 3.5 / 1 6.5 x 1 0 cm., 1 7
li n..- Brown and red i nk.- For other detai ls see
no. 99.
No date (late 1 2/1 8th cent.).- Water-stai ned.
380
c
Unwan al-sharaf - (47980)
Author : [M.] Amïn [b. Khai r Allah] al-
c
Umarî
al-Mausi ll (d.1 203/1 789)













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ff. 257, 31 x 22 / 22.5 x 14 cm., 23 lin. .-
Laid paper.- Clear naskhl hand.- Black and red
ink.- Half-leather binding (without flap, gilt
spine) .
Biographical dictionary, arranged in tabaqat
and extending down to the first quarter of 13/19th
cent..- No date (13/19th cent.).- Numerous lacunae.
Without introduction or colophon.
Ref. GAL SII, 502 (no. 16).
381
f
c
Unwan al-sharaf al-wafl ft
c
i,lm al-fiqh wa.^1-
wa^l-^nahu wa^l^arucj. wa^
Author; Lsharaf al-Dln Ism. b. a. Bakr
b. al-Muqrî (d. 837/1433) ]
Incip.:
ff.57, 27 x 20 / 21 x 15.5 cm., 23 lin..- Laid
paper.- Clear naskhl hand.- Black and red ink.-
Damaged quarter-cloth binding (without flap) .
Combination of five different works dealing with
1) Shâfi
c
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of Yemen, 3) grammar, 4)
c
arud, and 5) rhyme. -
Arranged in seven columns; 1,3,5,7 (in red) to be
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