Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.29 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: A Persian work on the science of arithmetic and menstruation, composed in 1247.
Title: تحفة الصدور
Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وبه نستعين وما توفيقي إلا بالله العلي العظيم الحمد لله رب العالمين والعاقبة للمتقين ولا عدوان إلا على الظالمين وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وآله وأصحابه أجمعين أما بعد فإن النبي صلى عليه وسلم قال إن لله عباد أخلقهم لمصالح العالم اولئك هم الآمنون.
Explicit: حرف كه مكفيش هزار آمد در منزل اولين مثال را تصنيف شد آن بمنزل ثانى بى هيچ خطى خطا صالل را||

The latter part of the work is devoted to the solution of examples from other works on arithmetic.

Language(s): Persian


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 87 ff.


Written in small dīwānī characters


Origin: 1526 CE

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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