Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Elliott 296 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Elliott Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Specimens of Arabic writings in prose and verse intermixed with a large collection mainly in Persian
Author: Anonymous

compiled probably by a court-poet of Qājār, Fatḥ ʻAlī Shāh, Shah of Iran, d. 1834

Language(s): Arabic, Persian


Appendix Belles Lettres
[Ethé 1415]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 161 ff.


Origin: 19th cent.? [1805 <] CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Sir Gore Ouseley.

The collections of John Bardoe Elliott.

Presented to the Bodleian Library by J.B. Elliott, in 1859.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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