Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16388 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Tracts on the occult and aphorisms


Two tracts on the occult and aphorisms. Purchased from Mr C.S. Mundy (MS.253).

1. ff. 1v-4r

A tract concerning the Rijāl al-ghayb or Helping Saints of the Unseen; with instructions on seeking aid from them.

Language(s): Persian
2. ff. 4v-8v

A tract comprising sayings and maxims from kings, sages, scholars, and pious men. Author unknown.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 8 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 110 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th century CE ; India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in M.I. Waley, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts acquired 2000-2014.


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