Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. S. Digby Or. 70 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection


1 copy of Dīvān-i Hāshimī

Incipit: ای روشن از محبت تو برق آه ما هر برق آه جانب تو شمع راه ما

Ghazals are preceded by a prose preface.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 89
Dimensions (leaf): 20.6 × 13.3 cm.
Dimensions (written):



Small Taʻlīq, red and blue jadvals, some rubrics. Scribe's name defaced.


Half leather (Hyderabad, early 20th century. Bookbinder Muḥammad Tāj al-Dīn, Chatta Bāzār, Ḥaydarābād).


Origin: Hyderabad.; 17th-18th century. CE

Provenance and Acquisition

A. H. Harley, Calcutta, 1930.

The collection 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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