Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4082 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Divination by letters, treatise

Contents

1 copy of Risālah-'i Nāṣirī by Nāṣir al-Dīn ibn Muḥammad Ḥaydar Rammāl Shīrāzī

Manual on Arabic isopsephy or the art of divination from letters, known as ʿilm al-raml or khaṭṭ

The work is divided into 2 maqālah, each subdivided into numerous faṣl

Not dated

Scripts: crude Indian taʿlīq and rough naskhī. Scribe not mentioned

Most folios badly damaged

Language(s): Persian

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 47 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 203 × 152 mm.

Condition

Most folios badly damaged

Hand(s)

Crude Indian taʿlīq and rough naskhī

Additions:

Binding

History

Origin: 18th century CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

1913-08-15

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/24_f003r

Availability

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Bibliography

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