Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3940 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Muhammad Bakhsh Ashob, 2 works


Collection of works by the poet Āshūb

1. ff. 1-217

Untitled selection of poetic works by Āshūb, preceded by a prose preface

Language(s): Persian
2. ff. 218-226

Untitled autobiography by Āshūb, lacking chronological dates

Colophon improbably dated 1092/1681, before the author's birth

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 226 ff. (217 + 8)
Dimensions (leaf): 185 × 105 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th-19th centuries CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition


William Irvine

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/15_f275r


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