Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 189 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection

Contents

Kāshifī's abridgement of Rūmī's Mathnawī.

Incipit: ||و قبل از شروع در ايراد عيون ثلاثه نكت جند در اوايل رسايل بحسب عرف و عادت از مناجات و نعت و صفت كتاب و تعريف باعث . . . زبان زده اقلام و اشناشده افهام كشته انست مينمايد
Explicit: مهربانی میکند با اهل درد // همدلی کن تا شوی ازاد و فرد||

Extracts from the Mathnawī of Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 208 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.2 × 12.9 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5 × 6.6 cm.

Layout

8

Hand(s)

Naskh

Binding

Eastern binding in leather over boards with tooled borders and mandorla stamp in centre with two further smaller stamps at top and bottom.

History

Origin: Undated (10th century?) AH; Undated (16th century?) CE

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

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures contact Bodleian Admissions). Contact specialcollections.enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

JISC


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