Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 247 (U.4.5)
Title: Kthobho d'al Idha'to Dashroro au D'ellath Kul 'Ellon
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Unknown Author, Kthobho d'al Idha'to Dashroro au D'ellath Kul 'Ellon.
Unknown Author's, The Book of the Cause of all Causes or of the Recognition of Truth.
Remarks: On a slip of paper attached to the second (original) fly-leaf, in a XVII.-XVIII. Cent. French hand (as in V.3.14): No. 14 | traitÚ de ce que l'homme doit scavoir et enseigner, manuscrit | En Siriaque d'une tres belle escriture, qui contient 264 fuellets | qui ont tous leur reclame et qui sont cotÚs. The last three pages seem to be in a much later hand.
Kayser, in the introduction to his edition of the text, mentions four MSS. - those of Berlin, Rome, Bodleian, and Paris, of which the first differs in some respects from the rest.
The Hunterian belongs to the group formed by the last three, and, amongst these, it agrees with the Roman, where this differs from all the others. It is in the Serto character, and there is no date. It stops at the twelfth line of p. 269, of Kayser's edition, and immediately goes on with the extract from the Roman, Bodleian, and Parisian given on p. 270, beginning [Syriac characters], at the end of which, instead of the final [Syriac characters], it reads [Syriac characters].
[Formerly S.4.16]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 10 7/8 x 8╝, ff. 264, well written in the Serto character, in single cols. of 18 lines, each 8 x 5, no marginalia, but with numerous interlinear Latin glosses, pages (1-524).
Binding: Modern, millboards, half-bound calf, marbled-paper sides, red spattered edges, title (gilt) on crimson morocco shield: ORIENTAL
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Syriac
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 492-493.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247
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