Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 566 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


Summary of Contents: 3 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Islamic Empire, World history, Persian language, Persian poetry, and Sufi poetry
2. ff. 18b-32

Outlines of a Persian grammar written in Turkish

Language(s): Persian, Turkish


Ethé 1714

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 277 ff.


Nastaʻlīq, and European hands


Origin: Agra; 4th Dhū al-Qaʻdah 1034 [item 1 only] AH; 8th August 1625 [item 1 only] CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Jacob Golius [see Golius Sale Catalogue, Libri Miscellanei M.S. in quarto &c, no. 38 (item 3), and Libri M.S. Incompacti in quarto &c, no. 34, 35 (item 1, 2)].

The Library of Archbishop Narcissus Marsh, d. 1713.

The Marsh bequest entered the Bodleian Library in 1714.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on: Beeston, A. F. L. (Alfred Felix Landon); Ethé, Hermann, 1844-1917.; Sachau, Eduard,1845-1930; Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford; at the Clarendon Press 1889-1953


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