Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4611 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Bāznāmah by Muḥammad Jaʻfar b. Mīr Suhrāb Khān Tālpar

Title: Bāznāmah
Incipit: سرنگین نوائی که عندلیبان گلزار معانی بلحن دلربا سرایند . . . حمد بیحد در گاه ایزدی است الخ

A comprehensive treatise on falconry, including both hunting and the care of the birds, in eighteen chapters

In fol. 36 the first part of the author's name has been deliberately expunged in the manuscript

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, pages 378.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 198 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 10
Dimensions (written): 3.7

Layout

Hand(s)

Ordinary Indian nastaʻlīq

Decoration

Water-stained

Gaudy margins in red and yellow

Additions:

Poor paper

History

Origin: 18th 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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