Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 33 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


1 copy of Dīwān-i Badr-i Chāch

With interlinear glosses and copious marginalia.

Finely executed illustrations on ff. 5b, 29a, 59b, and 72b.

Incipit: حمد آن سلطان عالم را که عالم پروراست انس او در راه ایمان انس و جان را رهبراست

Defective at end.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 76
Dimensions (leaf): 245 × 154 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Indianate Nastaʻlīq


Origin: Undated. 17th-18th century ? CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Sale of Sotheby and Co, July 1965.

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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