Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 263B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Ṣavāʿiq-i muḥriqah by Ibn Ḥajar al-Hays̲amī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Chapter or bāb nine from the Ṣavāʿiq-i muḥriqah, a larger collection of traditions and anecdotes by or relating to the Khalīfah and Imām ʿAlī, written by the Shāfiʿī theologian, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn Ḥajar al-Hays̲amī(d. 974/1566), whose name does not appear in this copy that is probably part of a larger set of volumes now dispersed.

Dated colophon (f. 135v): completed at the dār al-mulk Bāns Barīlī( Bans Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh), Jumādá al-Avval 1244/November-December 1828.


Annotations and corrections in margins.

Stamped foliation.

Lacking original covers.

Deep brown blind-tooled leather binging, gilded only along the spine.

Folios cropped; wormholes.

IOL Microfilm 478.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 137 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 276 × 172 mm.



Origin: Jumada I 1244 (Nov/Dec 1828) AH Bans Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh ; India, Bareilly

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


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