Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4393 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

St Augustine's College Collection

Maktabi's Laila va Majnun


1 copy of Qiṣṣah-'i Laylá va Majnūn by Maktabī Shīrāzī

Romantic mas̲navī modelled on the Laylá va Majnūn from the Khamsah of Niẓāmī, completed in 895/1490 according to the chronogram ‘kitāb-i Maktabī’

Dated: 13 Shavvāl 1192/1778

Scribe: Z̲ū al-Fiqār ʿAlī Ḥaydarābādī

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 125 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 203 × 114 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 13 Shavvāl 1192 AH; 1778 CE ; India

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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/18_f079r


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