Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4797 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Persian prose literature and Persian folk tales

1. ff. 1r-87v

Closely resembling I.O. Islamic 810 (British Library).

The collection includes Qiṣṣah-ʼi Manẓar Shāh ( قصۀ منظر شاه ), f. 1v; Ḥikāyat-i mūsh va gurbah ( حکایت موش و گربه ), f. 24v; Ḥikāyat-i Bahrām va Gulandām ( حکایت بهرام و گلندام ), and Ḥikāyat-i Qāsim Dīvānah ( حکایت قاسم دیوانه ), f. 67r

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 22.
2. ff. 88v-173v

In prose with some verse

The text appears to be identical with Ethe 1903-1937, no 799.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see Sims-Williams 1986, page 22.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 173 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 24 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written):

Decoration

History

Origin: Late 18th 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

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

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