Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.27 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Dīvān-i Ḥāfiẓ by Ḥāfiẓ, 14th cent.

Incipit: زعشق ناتوان ما جمال یار مستغنی است زآب ورنگ وخال وخط چه حاجت روی زیبارا

Language(s): Persian


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Rough and discoloured paper
Extent: 155 ff.


Copy is missing the first leaf.


Badly written in ta᾽līq characters


Green and red border

Additions: Marginalia

Contains many marginal corrections


Origin: 1556-1605 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Written in Awadh during the reign of Akbar,‏ Emperor of Hindustan,‏ ‎d. 1542-1605.

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".


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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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