Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4757 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Haft z̤ābiṭah by ʻAlī Naqī Khān ibn Sayyid Ḥishmat ʻAlī

A short work divided into seven sections giving instructions on the correct composition of letters, and form of address to persons of different ranks

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 18.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 3v-20v ff
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 13.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th or early 20th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on U. Sims-Williams: Handlist of Islamic manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library 1938-85. London, 1986


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