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Abd Allah Baydawi, Tawali Al-Anwar. Mahmud Isfahani, Commentary on Tawali Al-Anwar(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Liber Arabicus
Codicology:Paper, 214 x 147 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (8.5 x 6 in.), ff. 244 + 6, 25 lines to a page. Cent. xvi, in the Maghrabi character.
At the beginning are five leaves of a thick woolly paper which seem a good deal earlier than the rest. These are portions of larger leaves folded so that the writing comes vertically. There is also another leaf of smaller size. (ff. viv-ir)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Additions:The volume must have been acquired from an English source by Parker: otherwise he would not have had written on f. 243v (as he has done):
Hic liber quondam fuit Theodori archiepiscopi Cantuariensis (!!!).
Professor E. G. Browne has very kindly given me the following note on the contents of the volume (see contents below)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Foliation: ff. a-b + 1-244 + i-vi + c(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Arabic and Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
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244v-203r
Abd Allah Baydawi, Tawali Al-Anwar min Matali' al-Anzar (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
A theological treatise by N siru'd-D n 'Abdu'll h ben 'Umar al Baỵdaw , who died A.H. 716, entitled: Taw li 'u'l-Anw r
See Ahlwardt's Catalogue of Arabic MSS. at Berlin, no. 1772
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202v-1r
Mahmud Isfahani, Commentary on Tawali' al-Anwar (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
A commentary on the above, entitled: Mat li 'u'l-Aṇdh r, by Shamsu'd-D n Mạhm d ben 'Abdu 'r-Rahm n al Isfah n , who died of the plague at Cairo in A.H. 749 or 750
See Rieu's Supplement to the Arabic Catalogue, pp. 112, 113 (no. 186)