Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 175 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Taʼrīkh-i Waṣṣāf by Vaṣṣāf al-Ḥaz̤rat, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Faz̤l Allāh, 1264 or 5-1329?
Incipit: بسم الله الرحمٰن الرحيم حمد ستایشی که انوار اخلاصش آفاق و انفس را چون فاتحه صبح صادق متلالي سازد
Explicit: در ظعن و اقامت و سلم و حرب رفيق و همنشين كردد ولا يتّبعهم همّ يشين انشاء الله تعالي وحده العزيز
Colophon: تم المجلّد الثّاني ويتلوه الثّالث كما يتلو المثاني غفيت المثالث

Mujallads I and II only. II begins f. 74b.

Language(s): Persian


For other copies, see: Storey No. 344, p. 267.
For other Bodleian copies, see: Bodleian Ethé 147.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 127
Dimensions (leaf): 28.2 × 16.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 22 × 12 in.





Bound in blue marbled paper over boards with spine and corner trim. Cover damaged by worming and flaking.


Origin: n.d. [9th-10th century] AH; n.d. [15th-16th century] CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Sir Richard Burn collection.

The collections of Mr. Simon Digby.

Donated to the Bodleian Libraries by the Trustees of the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, April 2015.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on handlist of Simon Digby with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team.


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