Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4599 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A volume containing ten dīvāns of Persian poets

Contents

10 works by 10 authors on the subjects of Persian poetry and Qasidas

2. ff. 91-117

Selections from the poetical works of Majd al-Dīn Hibat Allāh Shīrāzī, d. 686/1287

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 379.
4. ff. 126b-130

Selections from the poetical works of Shihāb al-Dīn Bukhārī, d. 544/1149

The dīvān does not appear to have survived, and his poetry is only known from extracts quoted in taz̲kirah (تذكره) works [ Ethe 1903-1937, no 724.; Rieu 1895, no 105. ]

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 379.
6. ff. 139-140a

A few extracts from the poetical works of Mas‘ūd-i Sa‘d-i Salmān, d. circa 520/1126

See [ Ethe 1903-1937, no 908., with references]

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 380.
7. ff. 140b-147

A few extracts from the poetical works of Amīn al-Dīn Kāzarūnī, presumably to be identified with the vazīr of Atabeq Taklah b. Zangī, اتبق تکله بن زنگی

See [ Ethe 1903-1937, no 724(164)., with references]

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 380.
8. ff. 140b-147

The quatrains of Auḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī, the teacher of Auḥadī, d. 697/1297-8, اوحدی

See [ Ethe 1903-1937, no 1747., foll 37b; Rieu 1895, no 140., foll 371b

Foll 148 is blank

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 380.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 287 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 9.8 × 6.3 in.
Dimensions (written): 7.7 × 3.7 in.

Layout

Hand(s)

Somewhat cursive Turkish nastaʻlīq

Decoration

Rubrications

Margins ruled

Binding

Green leather painted covers with decorative medallions

History

Origin: 19th century CE

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

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