Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 192 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection

Contents

Volume 1 of a copy of Mirʼāt al-ʻālam.

Language(s): Persian
Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم برترين كوهر كه تاجداران كشور فصاحت و تخت نشينان خطۀ بلاغت
Explicit: نمایش هفتم در ذکر چنکیز خان و فرزندانش مشتملبر هفت نمود نمود اول||

This volume ends at Book III, Chapter viii.

For Volume 2, see MS. S. Digby Or. 193.

Written on fol. 1a 'Kitāb-i tārīkh'.

Language(s): Persian

References

Persian Literature: a bio-bibliographical survey C. A. Storey 1927–39 I.1 p.133

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 292 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.8 × 15.8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16.5 × 9 cm.

Layout

13 lines per page.

12

Hand(s)

Nastaʻlīq-Shikastah.

Binding

Quarter-bound in maroon leather and black cloth. Gold bands on spine with words 'MIR'ĀTU'L-'ĀLAM VOL. I' blocked in gold.

History

Origin:

Undated.

Provenance and Acquisition

A. H. Harley, Calcutta, 1930.

Ex libris A. H. Harley.

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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