Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 5. BOX 3. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Treatise on the Ceremonies and Religious Duties of Muhammadans by Vaḥshī Bāfqī, d. 1583

Incomplete at the end

Incipit: al-Ḥamdu li-Allāh allādhī awḍahā manāhij al-sharīʻah wa-al-islām ( الحمد لله الذي اوضاها مناهج الشريعة والاسلام )
Language(s): Persian


Author not in indexes of Rieu or Ethe.
General Gordon's bequest of books and Turkish, Perian and Arabic manuscripts is mentioned, without details in the donations register under November 6 1841.
The bequest is mentioned in J.R.A.S., vii, 1843, Annual Report, p. x, and the manuscripts are briefly listed in the Proceedings, pp. xxx-xxxi. This MS not yet identified in the list given there.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 302
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5


15 lines on a page




Oval seal with Devanagari inscription on f1b.

Rubricated headings


Dark red oriental leather binding, tooled and blind tooled. Second front flyleaf, recto: Fickkaw? Back flyleaf, verso: No. 27.


Provenance and Acquisition

Gift from the General Thomas Gordon, of Buthlaw


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