Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4596 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Sulaimān nāmah by Not given

Incipit: سحر وقتنده فیض فضل باری کو کلدن لطفله الدی غاری

A mas̲navī poem in Turkish setting forth the principal tenets of the school of al-Shāfiʻī

Language(s): Turkish

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, pages 377-8.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 40 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 7.6 × 4.3 in.
Dimensions (written): 6.2 × 3.2 in.

Layout

Hand(s)

Good Turkish naskh

Decoration

Headings in red

Margins ruled in gilt and red

Good ʻunwāns on foll. 1b, 5a

Foll. 1b, 2a, 4b, 5a illuminated

Binding

Red painted leather covers, illuminated with Turkish verses

History

Origin: 18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

This manuscript was formerly the property of the late John Drinkwater, Esq

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

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact British Library, Registering for a Reader Pass). Contact apac-enquiries@bl.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

BL


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