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

Contents

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

References

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

Layout

15 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nastaʻliq

Decoration

Oval seal with Devanagari inscription on f1b.

Rubricated headings

Binding

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift from the General Thomas Gordon, of Buthlaw

Availability

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