Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1295* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavī by Rūmī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Daftar I of the Mas̲navī-'i maʿnavī by "Rūmī" Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Bahāʾ al-Dīn Valad Balkhī (d. 670/1271).

Partially dated colophon (f. 77r): completed by Mīrzā Muḥammad, Tuesday, in Z̲ī al-Ḥijjah (year not stated).

Rough nastaʿlīq in two main columns, following on into margins.

Folios cropped; substantial gouges at beginning; wormholes, later repairs.

Author: Rūmī رومى

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 77 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 165 mm.



Origin: Second half of the 17th century 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


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