Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4588 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Rawz̤at al-ṭāhirīn by Ṭāhir Muḥammad Sabzavārī

A poor copy, incomplete at beginning and end, of the universal history of Ṭāhir Muḥammad Sabzavārī, composed in 1011

This manuscript bears a note dated 26th July 1901 on the fly-leaf in the hand of H. Beveridge, who had collated it carefully and found that it contained "not much more than half of the original"

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 374.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 304 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 16 × 8.5 in.
Dimensions (written): 13.8 × 6.8 in.

Hand(s)

Indian Shikastah-āmīz

Decoration

Rubrications

Ruled margins

Additions:

Poor paper, worm-eaten, torn in places and almost fragmentary

History

Origin: 18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Accessioned 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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Funding of Cataloguing

BL


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