Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 16783 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Two works on cosmology


Summary of Contents: Two works on cosmology. Amateurish quasi-naskhī. 12 lines. Paginated: [1], 114 and [1], 49 pages. 84 folios. 21 x 15 cm. Plastic binding, imitation red and black half leather. Purchased from Mr. N.A. Majnoon, 8 January 2010.
1. ff. 2v-58v

A brief treatise on cosmology, comprising 36 sections called ṣaḥīfa. Apparently unpublished.

Dated 7.12.1352/27 February 1974 on 2r and 58v. Copied by ʿAbd al-Ṣamad (colophon, 56r).

Language(s): Persian
2. ff. 59r-83v

Another brief treatise, on aspects of cosmology and spiritual life, titled Zabīdat al-maʿāʾinī for Zubdat al-maʿānī. Apparently unpublished.

Copied in Kabul and dated 25.1.1354/14 April 1975, by Pīr Naẓar valad-i Pīr Muḥammad.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 84 ff. paginated
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 150 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 7.12.1352-25.1.1354 (27 February 1974 - 14 April 1975) AH Kabul ; Afghanistan

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in M.I. Waley, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts acquired 2000-2014.


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