Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4600 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Muʼnis al-aḥrār fī daqāʼiq al-ashʻār by Muḥammad b. Badr al-Jājurmī

An extensive anthology of Persian poetry, arranged according to subjects in thirty chapters

The author in his preface, after setting forth the titles of the chapters, gives a detailed list of the poets from whose works he quotes in this book

For a full account of this exceedingly rare and very valuable work, originally completed in Ramadan 741

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, pages 380-1.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 300 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 12.5 × 7.7 in.
Dimensions (written): 6.5 × 3.7 in.

Layout

Continued in margins

Hand(s)

Ordinary Persian nastaʻlīq

Copyist, Manṣūr Sarkānī, منصور سرکانی

Decoration

blue paper

History

Origin: 15 Shauwāl 1238 AH

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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