Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.107 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Gulistān-i Saʻdī by Shaykh Saʻdī

Written in the margins is Saʻdī's Būstān.

Incipit: منت خدایرا عز وجلّ
Explicit: گرنیاید بگوش رغبت کس بر رسولان بلاغ باشد وبس
Language(s): Persian

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 153 ff.

Hand(s)

Beautifully written Indian taʻlīq.

Decoration

Four illustrations

Additions:
  • f. 72v Illustration One: Story of the two dervishes.
  • f. 88v Illustration Two: Story of the young athlete who offended the boatmen and got into trouble.
  • f. 106v Illustration Three: Saʻdī, when tired and oppressed with heat, relieved by a beautiful girl.
  • f. 134r Illustration Four: Saʻdī and a friend coming to blows over a philosophical question.

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.

Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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