Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4623 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A volume containing two separate works

Contents

Summary of Contents: 2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Letter writing, Islam Prayers and devotions, and Prophets

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 88 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 5.1

Hand(s)

A

Contents

ff. 1-63

A collection of model letters—probably fifty: this copy has a heading of the 49th on fol. 62a, and there is a lacuna after that folio

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 388.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (written): 5.5 × 3.8 in.

Condition

Last folio torn

Layout

Decoration

Rubrications

interlineary and marginal notes

Water-stained

History

Origin: 17th century CE

B

Contents

ff. 64-88

An epitome, apparently made by the author himself, of a treatise on the cult of the Prophet, and prayer

It is stated in the preface that the epitome was made at the request of Sulṭān Abū ʼ1-Ghāzī, سلطان ابو الغازی [Mīrzā Baiqarā of Herat], who reigned 873-911

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, pages 388-9.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (written): 3.3

Layout

Hand(s)

Persian shikastah-āmīz

History

Origin: 18th century CE

Additional Information

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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