Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 11 (2) (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of The third chapter of a Persian translation of the Arabic Kitab Usfutas, by Sakkākī, Yūsuf ibn Abī Bakr, b. 1160

As Ellis 11 (1) For other details see Ellis No 11 (1). On spells suitable for different periods of the zodiac year. As Ellis No 11 (1). Contains many lively pen-and-ink drawings of pictures to be used in spells. The Arabic original here attributed to Siraj al-Din Abu Ya'qub al-Sakkaki.

Incipit: Miguyad kih Abu Bakr b. Tahir
Language(s): Persian.


Manfred Ullmann, Die Natur- und Geheimwissenschaften im Islam, p. 375.
For Sakkaki see Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd edition.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 41b - 82
Dimensions (leaf):



Origin: India.


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