Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4412 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

St Augustine's College Collection

Manuals on Arabic and Persian grammar


Collection of works on Arabic and Persian grammar

1. ff. 1-14

Incomplete fragment of a versified version of the treatise Mīzān on Arabic grammar, focussing on the conjugation of regular verbs

The author's name is stated enigmatically in one of the couplets as: KDYKQY (?)

Not dated

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
2. ff. 15-68

Versified manual of Arabic grammar attributed to Mawlavī ʿIṣmat Allāh ibn Aʿẓam ibn ʿAbd al-Rasūl Sahāranpūrī, completed 1070/1659-60

Copious annotations

Not dated

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
3. ff. 70v-74r

Elementary manual on Persian grammar, lacking title or details on author

Scribe: Mullā Ṣāliḥ ibn Mullā Aḥmad

Dated: 9 Z̲ū al-ḥijjah 1112/1701, at Daulatabad

Language(s): Persian
4. ff. 75-161

Persian treatise on Arabic grammar, lacking title or details on author

Dated: 5 Ramaz̤ān [10]59/1658

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
5. ff. 163r-193

Persian treatise on the conjugation of Arabic verbs by Fakhr al-Dīn Zarrādī (here spelt Z̤arrādī) Dihlavī (active 1253-1337 or 1347)

Copious annotations in margins

Calligraphic naskh

Not dated

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
6. ff. 196-220

Treatise on Arabic grammar: laws of permutation or inflection applying to irregular or weak verbs

Not dated

Calligraphic naskh and nastaʿlīq

Language(s): Persian and Arabic
7. ff. 221-228

Anonymous commentary on Jurjani's treatise on particles in Arabic grammar

Dated: 15 Z̲ū al-qaʿdah 1149/1737

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 228 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 241 × 146 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 5 Ramaz̤ān [10]59 to 15 Z̲ū al-qaʿdah 1149 (1658 - 1737) AH ; 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/24_f010r


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