Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Elliott 239 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Elliott Collection


4 works by 4 authors on the subjects of Persian poetry and Love poetry

1. ff. 1-260a, centre columns
Incipit: بنام پادشاه عالم عشق - که نقش اوست نقش خاتم عشق
Language(s): Persian


Ethé 812
2. ff. 260b-287a
Incipit: بسم الله الرحمٰن الرحیم - نقش بدیعست زکلک قدیم
Language(s): Persian


Ethé 1034
3. ff. 287b-298b
Incipit: بنام خداوند جان آفرین
Language(s): Persian


Ethé 743
4. ff. 3b-270a, margin column
Language(s): Persian


Ethé 604

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 298 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 10 × 5⅝ in.





Origin: Shīrāz; 990 AH; 1582 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Sir Gore Ouseley.

The collections of John Bardoe Elliott.

Presented to the Bodleian Library by J.B. Elliott, in 1859.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on: Beeston, A. F. L. (Alfred Felix Landon); Ethé, Hermann, 1844-1917.; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930; Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford; at the Clarendon Press 1889-1953


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