Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4626 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Zīnat al-majālis by Majd al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥusainī

An excellent copy of the author's collection of anecdotes completed in 1004

The text was lithographed at Tehran in 1246 ]

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, page 390.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 240 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 14.1 × 9.3 in.
Dimensions (written): 10.5 × 4.7 in.

Layout

Decoration

Rubrications

Binding

Black oriental leather binding

Seal(s):

Many seals on foll. 1 and foll. 240

History

Origin: Dated 20 Rabīʻ i 1086 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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