MS. S. Digby Or. 188 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)
Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection
2 legends or tales in Persian.
The Legend of Ḥamzah ibn ʻAbd al-Muṭṭalib, uncle of the Prophet Muḥammad, in seventy chapters.
The story of Solomon and the Ants.
Quarter-bound in modern red leather with red cloth over boards. Gold foliate design at edges of leather. 5 gold foliate and floriate bands on spine with 4 floral bursts. Title 'Qiṣṣah-ʼi Amīr Ḥamzah' given on spine in red ink over green background. Marked on rear inside board in gold ink with the name Yūsuf ʻAlī-i Ṣaḥḥāf [bookbinder?].
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.
Funding of Cataloguing