Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 59 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Nuzhah-ʼi Ithnā ʻAsharīyah by Ḥakīm Mīrzā Muḥammad Kāmil ibn ʻInāyat Aḥmad Khān Dihlavī, fl. 1204/1789-90

Volume I

A reply to Shāh ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ibn Walī Allāh Dihlavī's Tuḥfah-ʼi Ithnā ʻAsharīyah.

Incipit: بهترین کلامی که تجلیۀ مرآة قلوب اصحاب ايمان
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 493
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 180 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Nastaʻlīq and Naskh


Oriental black leather.


Origin: not dated, probably late 18th century CE/12th century AH.

Provenance and Acquisition

Seal of Muḥammad ʻAlī Khān (1203/1788-9)

Kitābkhānah . . . Ḍiyāʼ al-Dīn al-Nūrī (1324/1906-7).

A London Bookseller.

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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