Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4297 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Koran and Tafsir

2. ff 13r-17v
Author: Unknown

A short vocabulary of Qurʼānic words with explanations in Persian

Language(s): Persian and Urdu


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .
3. ff 222r-232r

The first volume of the commentary on the Qurʼān, containing the first quarter i.e. Sūrahs 1-6

Togheter with I.O. Islamic 3839 (British Library). form the first two volumes of a copy divided into quarters and written, at any rate partly, in 730

Filiation: Other copies in the India Office Library: I.O. Islamic 3840 (British Library).
Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Persian III, .

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 314 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 31 × 24.5 in.
Dimensions (written):


Early 20th century European red leather binding


Origin: Dabīr; 19th century AH

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 (Unpublished)


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