Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4620 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Yakhchālīyah by Muḥammad ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib “Bahār”

Incipit: انسب کلامی که از شهام روایح آن دماغ جان عالی نسبان صوامع قدس معٌطر گردد . . . اما بعد چون معرفت انسب عبوجب حدیث و کتاب امری مهم است الخ

Satirical biographies and facetious tales in prose and verse written in the reign of Muḥammad Shāh (d. 1264/1848)

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 387.
This work was lithographed in Persia in 1290 with a preface by Muḥammad Ḥusain "Adīb", محمد حسین ادیب , and without a preface in 1290 [For a more detailed description see Edwards 1922, paes 448-9.]. The present manuscript ends rather differently from the published text

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 49 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 8.2 × 5.8 in.
Dimensions (written): 3.8



Good modern Persian naskh




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


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