Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4617 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Mīr shikār nāmah by Unknown

Author: Unknown

An incomplete copy, lacking probably one folio at the beginning and several folios at the end, of a comprehensive treatise in twelve chapters on falconry

The name of the author is unfortunately lost

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 385.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 87 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 8.4
Dimensions (written): 6.4 × 3.2 in.

Layout

Hand(s)

Indian nastaʻlīq

Decoration

Rubrications

Ruled margins

Additions:

Damaged by damp, margins repaired

Binding

Indian red leather binding

History

Origin: 17th 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

BL


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