Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1059A (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Lavāʼiḥ by Anṣārī, ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd al-Ghafūr

Language(s): Persian

A commentary of Jāmī's Lavāʼiḥ by ʻAbd al-Malik ibn ʻAbd al-Ghafūr al-Anṣārī, known as Amān-i Pānīpatī, who began his work after the death of his spiritual teacher Shams al-Dīn al-Lārī on 29 Ramazan 937 (16 May 1531). Incomplete index at beginning (ff. ii-viii).

ff 513; varying number of lines to a page; fair nastaʻliq; rubrications; some marginal comments, copyist: Muḥammad Muṣāḥib; 18th century.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 513
Dimensions (leaf): 209 × 126 mm.


Very bad condition with binding detaching and coming apart.





Detached oriental stamped leather binding.


Origin: 18th century CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876.


Government of India

Record Sources

Based on description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/2_f085r, f. 85r.


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