Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 24 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


1 copy of Maykhānah by Qazvīnī, ʻAbd al-Nabī Fakhr al-Zamānī, active 1609-1631

Title: Maykhānah
Incipit: بنام خداى كه فكر و خرد نيارد كه بر گنه از پی برد
Language(s): Persian


Storey I, No. 1115.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 154
Dimensions (leaf): 28.8 × 17.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Nastaʻlīq; rubrics; old European paper with armorial watermark; defective at the beginning (one page?) and end (last poet described ʻAlī Aḥmad Muhrkan)


English leather (c. 1800, inscr. Magdalen Hall Library – cancellation on end paper “sold by order”), bound with another work – folios 1-154


Origin: 17th-18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

sale of Phillips, Son and Neale, April 1966; formerly in the library of Magdalen Hall Oxford (=Hertford College) by whom it was –unaccountably- sold.

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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