Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4520 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Majmu'at al-sana'i' on counterfeiting jewels, etc.


1 copy of Majmūʿat al-ṣanāʾīʿ

Manual and collection of recipes for counterfeiting jewels, precious metals and other valuable materials, preparations for alchemical substances, the making of colours, artificial flowers, cosmetics, etcetera. The author is not identified.

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 73 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 283 × 165 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century 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Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/24_f021r


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