Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1377B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of a work by Naẓīrī

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Untitled collection of lyrics or ghazalīyāt in alphabetic order by the poet Muḥammad Ḥusayn Nayshāpūrī takhalluṣ Naẓīrī (d. circa 1022/1613).

Dated colophon (f. 151v): completed by Jvālā Nāth Raniyah (?) known as Mandīyah (?) at the request of Lā[lā] Lachhīrām Pandit, 25 Ṣafar in RY 5 of the Emperor Akbar Shāh, 1226/21 March 1811.

Intermittent pencil foliation.

Indian taʿlīq throughout.

Paper dust wrapper (BEIC legal publication on Regulation X for 22 July 1817, 8 Sāvan Banglah era, 24 Sāvan 1224 faṣlī era, 9 Sāvan 1224 Vilāyatī era, 9 Sāvan 1874 samvat era, 7 Ramaz̤ān 1232 hijrī era); partial watermarks ([…] C Wise 1814, VEIC 1814); labels, torn and stained.

Folios unbound; stains, wormholes, cropped, paper repairs.

Condition fragile.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 151 ff. (+2)
Dimensions (leaf): 217 × 153 mm.



Origin: 25_Safar_1226 AH; 21 March 1811 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


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