Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 22 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


1 copy of Sayr al-manāzil by Mirzā Sangīn Bayg, active 1818-1820

Incipit: معماری كه با معماری کن وجود
Language(s): Persian


Storey II D. No. 232

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff.82
Dimensions (leaf): 33.4 × 21 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Calligraphic Nastaʻlīq with naskh and attempts to reproduce the original forms of incriptions, some diagrammatic; rubrics; paginated 164 pages; 82 folios; numerous marginal collations and corrections by the same scribe, evidently working under the direction of a patron; European type paper: watermarked “Allybhoy Gyebally and co, Sutar Chawl, Bombay” and “The Emperor Edward the Peacemaker” beneath a remarkable coat of arms, with a portrait of the King-Emperor Edward VII blazoned on the escutcheon, and supporters, a Maratha chieftain and a Rajput chieftain.


half leather binding


Origin: c. 1910 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Phillips, Son and Neale, April 1966

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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