Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16189 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Jam‘ al-ḥikāyāt, nineteen folk tales


Untitled collection of nineteen folk tales. Apparently the above title was inscribed on the binding when it was acquired by C.S. Mundy (MS.147). The contents include Bakhtiyārnāmah, the King and Seven Viziers. The codex comprises two originally separate manuscripts bound together. Portions are missing from both.

Second part dated 1188/1773.

Nastaʿlīq; that in the first half of the volume has elements of shikastah. 20 lines. 152 folios. 27 x 18 cm. Spine is detached. Half leather, marbled paper.

Purchased from A. Leverton

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 152 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 180 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1188 AH; 1773 CE ; Iran or India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in M.I. Waley, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts acquired 2000-2014.


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