Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 182 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection

Contents

Fragment of Dabistān by Mūbad Shāh

Incipit: سر نامه بنام انخدائى // كافروخت چراغ آشنائى
Explicit: مردمان دانشمند در انجا تعين خدمت نمايد كه رقابت رعايا پردازند و بحسن سلوک کار سرکار نمایند

A fragment only. It is not certain which part of the Dabistān it represents, if at all, as the opening lines differ from the printed versions. Identified by previous owners as Dabistān of Muḥsin Fānī.

Language(s): Persian

References

Encycl. Iranica, art. 'Dabestān-e Maḏāheb' (Fatḥ-Allāh Mojtabāʾī), Vol. VI, Fasc. 5, pp. 532-534.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 21 + ii (fols. 16-20 blank except for the note 'The Dabistan' on fol.21b and some numerals on fol. 19b.).
Dimensions (leaf): 27.2 × 17.2 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17.2 × 9.5 in.

Layout

13

Hand(s)

Nastaʿlīq-Shikastah

Binding

Crudely bound in paper over boards. Written on spine: '200' 'The Da-bis-tan' '17429'.

History

Origin: n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collection of Mr. Simon Digby.

Donated to the Bodleian Libraries by the Trustees of the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, April 2015.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on handlist of Simon Digby with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team.

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

JISC


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