Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1571* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Niṣāb al-ṣibyān by Muḥammad Saʿd

Language(s): Persian, Arabic

Untitled extensive commentary by a certain Mawlavī Muḥammad Saʿd on the famous Persian mas̲navī on Arabic vocabulary, the Niṣāb al-ṣibyān of Abū Naṣr Muḥammad Badr al-Dīn Farāhī (flourishing circa 617/1220).

Dated colophon: completed 12 Rabīʿ al-S̲ānī RY 19 of Emperor Muḥammad Shāh, 1149/20 August 1736.

Scribal nastaʿlīq.

Not foliated; approximately 100 folios.

Paper wrapper.

Folios partially bound; cropped, stains, wormholes, later repairs.

Condition fragile.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 100 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 143 mm.



Origin: 12_Rabi-II_1149 AH; 20 August 1736 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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