Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4593 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Sharḥ-i Rubāʻīyāt-i Jāmī by Jāmī, 1414-1492

An incomplete copy of Jāmī's own commentary on some of his quatrains [ Ethe 1903-1937, no 1357(12).

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 376.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 50 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 8.3 × 5.5 in.
Dimensions (written): 5.3 × 2.7 in.

Layout

Hand(s)

Poor Indian nastaʻlīq

Decoration

Poor paper

Red over linings

Additions:

Worm-eaten

History

Origin: 18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Apparently from the Delhi Collection: 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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