Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.24 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Dīwān Bakrī by Khuwārizmī

1.
Title: ديوان بكري
Incipit: ما ظبآ بقاعة الوعسآء وملاح بايمن الجرعآء
Explicit: ومواردي ومعاهدي ومشاهدي وبواطني وظواهري ومواضعي

This copy claims to have been written under the direction of the author himself, although it is apparently of a much later date. He is referred to throughout using formulae applicable to living persons. The dīwān is followed by two pages of poetry, also by Khuwārizmī, but in a different hand.

Language(s): Arabic
2.
Author: anonymous Written by the transcriber (al-kātib)
Title: A chapter on the creation of the world.
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 161 ff.

Hand(s)

Well written in Naskhi characters

Additions:
  • marginalia

    Throughout the book are notes and corrections in the same hand as the signature on the last page.

Seal(s):

A hexagonal seal is located on the last page, with the inscription احفي الألطاف ونجنا مما يخاف around the sides, and the name Abū Bakr Bakrī in the centre.

History

Origin: Undated

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on "E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", and "E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870".

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card. (For admissions procedures contact Wren Library Admissions). Contact wren.library@trin.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

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Trinity College Cambridge

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