Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 191 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


A treatise on Geomancy [ʻilm al-raml] in 2 maqālahs.

Incipit: ربی یسر بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم وتمم بالخیر الحمد لله رب العالمین والصلوة علی رسوله محمد وآله اجمعين اضعف العباد ناصر ابن جبل بن محمود باشارت خداوند سيد السادات سيد حسينى على العلوى دام الله ملكه اين كتاب مختصر در قلم آورده
Explicit: در خانه شانزدهم و ليل كند كه عاقبت كار نيكو بود ان شاالله تعالى
Colophon: كاتبه فقير حقير پر تقصیر کنه‌کار امیدوار عفو پروردکار ذره‌وس اله بخش المعروف بتاريخ بيست و يكم جمادى الآخر سنه ۱١۲۴ هجرى ٮم ٮم ٮم ٮم ٮم ٮم ٮم ٮم ٮم

Appears to be a complete copy but misbound with some repetition.

fol. 1a contains the words 'intikhāb-i rabbānī' written twice.

viii flyleaves at beginning and fols. 35b and 36b contain magic squares and notes of a geomantic and astrological nature.

Language(s): Persian


Cf. Storey II.iii, p.487 no. 38- 9.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.3 × 14.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5 × 8.5 cm.




Nastaʻlīq.Ilāh Baksh


Tan leather over boards with gilt border lines and six gilt bands on spine.


Origin: 21st Jumādā II 1124. AH; 26th July 1712. CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections 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.


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