Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Ouseley Add. 175 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Ouseley Add. Collection


3 works by 3 authors on the subject of Persian poetry

1. ff. 1-6, and 12b-236, two centre columns
Incipit: حمد بی حد و ثنای بیعد و سپاس بی قیاس
Language(s): Persian


2. ff. 3b-124b, margin column, 7a-12a, 2 centre columns
Incipit: الحمد لله الذي أنشأ عروض الكون
Language(s): Persian


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 319 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 12⅛ × 7⅞ in.



Excellent Nastaʻlīq. Copied by Mīr ʻAlī al-Kātib Sulṭānī


Origin: 927 AH; 1521 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Sir Gore Ouseley, d. 1844

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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