Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4582 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A volume containing several separate works

Contents

Summary of Contents: 8 works by 7 authors on the subjects of Persian poetry 747-1500, Persian poetry 1500-1796, Sufi poetry, and Ghazals
1. ff. 2-46
Title: Munājāt

An extremely inflated copy of the so-called Munājāt of ʻAbd Allāh Anṣarī

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 371.
2. ff. 47-82a

The well-known mystical poem of Maḥmūd Shabistarī, d. 720/1320 (d. 720/1320)

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 371.
6. ff. 127b(line 4)-134b (line 10)

A collection of 107 Rubāʻīyāt ascribed to ʻUmar Khaiyām

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, pages 371-2.
7. ff. 134b(line 11)-139a (line 2)

A collection of the dū-baitī of Bābā-Ṭāhir, 11th cent.

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 372.
8. ff. 139a (lines 3-15)
Title: Ghazal
Title: غزل

A Persian ghazal ascribed to Ibn Sīnā, with the takhalluṣ Bū ʻAlī

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 372.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 139 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 8.4 × 5.5 in.
Dimensions (written): 5.8

Decoration

Headings in red, green, and blue

History

Origin: 8 Shauwāl 1274 AH

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by the Library of the India Office to A. J. Arberry in 1937

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on A. J. Arberry: Hand-List of Islamic Manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library, 1936–8. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (New Series) (1939), 71: pp 353-396

Availability

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