Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4614 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Dīvān-i Malik-i Qummī

An excellent and finely preserved early copy of the complete poetical works of Malik-i Qummī, d. 1024/1615 or 1025/1616 [ Ethe 1903-1937, no 1499. ]

This copy contains a prose preface

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 383.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 214 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 9.4
Dimensions (written): 2.4

Layout

Hand(s)

Minute calligraphic Persian shikastah-āmīz

Copyist: Abū Muḥammad Maʻṣūm al-Rāzī, ابو محمد معصوم الرازی

Decoration

Additions:

Pink, blue, and white paper

Binding

Oriental red leather binding

History

Origin: 1061 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

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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