Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1420 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A volume containing different works

Contents

Summary of Contents: 2 works by Mullā Shāh Lisān Allāh (992-1072/1584-1661) on the subjects of Persian poetry, Qasidas, Koran, and Tafsir
6. ff. 272v-364r

An unfinished commentary on the Qurʼān, partly in Persian and partly in Arabic

The text of the Qurʼān is given in fragments, followed, as far as Sūrah 2:198, by a Persian paraphrase or translation. After verse 198 the Persian translation ceases and the comments are in Arabic and usually very brief

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
7. ff. 365v-412r

A commentary without title on Sūrah 12 of the Qurʼān

As in the previous work, the Qurʼānic text is given in fragments, usually followed by a short metrical paraphrase in Persian

Composed in 1057

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 412 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 27 × 17.5 in.

Hand(s)

)Nnastaʻlīq

Decoration

Illuminated ʻunvān f 272v and decorations on f 276r, floral borders on opening leaves ff 272v-273r Also in 365v, floral borders on opening leaves ff 365v-366r

Marginal notes and corrections

Additions:

Headings and overlining of Qurʼānic text in red

Binding

half leather 20th century European binding, partly preserved leather binding with blind tooling on applied gold paper preserved f 1Ar

Seal(s):

Muḥammad Mahdī? f 1Dr; ʻarẓdīdahs of 21 Muh RY 3 and 19 Zuʼl-H RY 23 (twice) f 1Er

History

Origin: mid 17th century CE (during the authorʼs lifetime)

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on Arberry, Levy and Storey: Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the Library of the India Office. Vol. 3. (Unpublished)

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

BL


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