Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Ms. 33 (Old Library, Trinity Hall, Cambridge)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 11 works by 4 authors on the subjects of Islamic ethics, Persian poetry, Masnavis, and Religious poetry
1. ff. 9b-45b
Incipit: (basmallah) F. 9b: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Explicit: F. 9b: حمد مر خالق ذو الجلال است كه بر دانش بر وجود
Language(s): Persian
f. 11b
Title: باب اول در توحيد
f. 13a
Title: باب دوم در نعت خاتم النبين محمد مصطفى
f. 13a
Title: باب سيوم در صدق
f. 14a
Title: باب چهارم در صبر
f. 14b
Title: باب پنجم در عشق
f. 15b
Title: باب ششم در رزق
f. 16a
Title: باب هفتم در قناعت
f. 17b
Title: باب هشتم در فال نيك
f. 18a
Title: باب نهم در نصيحت خاص
f. 19a
Title: باب دهم در نصيحت عام
f. 21b
Title: باب یازدهم در در مهابت پادشاهان
f. 22a
Title: باب دوازدهم در صفت دولت
f. 22b
Title: باب سیزدهم در التجا بصاحب دوله
f. 23b
Title: باب چهاردهم در عدل
f. 24a
Title: باب پانزدهم در كرم
f. 25b
Title: باب شانزدهم در عقل
f. 26b
Title: باب هفدهم در رای و تدبير
f. 27a
Title: باب هجدهم در اداب سخن
f. 28b
Title: باب نوزدهم در تواضع
f. 29a
Title: باب بیستم در طاعت و رياضات
f. 30a
Title: باب بیست و یکم در اظهار خلق
f. 31a
Title: باب بیست و دوم در نكابد
f. 31b
Title: باب بیست و سیوم در تحقير و شمن
f. 32a
Title: باب بیست و چهارم در مكافات
f. 32b
Title: باب بیست و پنجم در شناختن قدر خويش
f. 34b
Title: باب بیست و سشم در پرمی
f. 36a
Title: باب بیست و هفتم در تسكين غم
f. 38a
Title: باب بیست و هشتم در منع غيبت
f. 38a
Title: باب بیست و نهم در تضرع و زاری
f. 39a
Title: باب سی ام در مذمت سپار خوردن
f. 39b
Title: باب سی و يك در مذمت زنان
f. 40b
Title: باب سی و دوم در منع خنده
f. 41a
Title: باب سی و سيوم در ندمت
f. 41b
Title: باب سی و چهارم در ترك جهان
f. 42a
Title: باب سی و پنجم در شكايت
f. 43b
Title: خاتمت و امثال

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30
Collection of verses from the Khamsah خمسه and the Makhzan al-asrār مخزن الاسرار of Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3 نظامى گنجوى , ; and the Khamsah خمسه of Hātifī, d. 1520 or 21 هاتفى .
2. ff. 45b-58a
Explicit: F. 45b, first verse: کریما بخشای بر حال ما که هستیم اسیر کمند هوا
Language(s): Persian

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30
3. ff. 58b-61a
Explicit: F. 58b, first verse: اي مجوزك طبع مزو با قصه موش وگربه برخوانا
Language(s): Persian

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30
4. ff. 61a-109a
Explicit: Beginning of the tract in f. 61a: علماء سير رحمهم الله اورده اند كه جون ابو بكر به سقيفه بنی ساعده
Language(s): Persian

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30
5. ff. 113a-126a
Explicit: Beginning of the tract in f. 113a: عبد الله عباس روايت ميكند كه در بني اسرائل مردي بود شريف
Language(s): Persian

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30
6. ff. 127a-130b
Explicit: First verse in f. 127a: ناگهان روزي تقدير خدا كار ساز و صانع ارض و سما
Language(s): Persian

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30
7. ff. 130b-135b
Explicit: First verse in f. 130b: ابتدا كروم بنام قادر پرور وکاد صانع ارض وسما وجاعل لیل ونهار
Language(s): Persian

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30
8. ff. 136a-140b
Explicit: First verse in f. 136a: اي مزين بكوكب افلاك وي مشرف بخلعت ادراك
Language(s): Persian

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30
9. ff. 143a-151b
Language(s): Persian

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30
10. ff. 151b-158b
Language(s): Persian

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30
11. ff. 159a-166b
Language(s): Persian

References

Manuscript mentioned in Haenel (1830), sub n. 30

Physical Description

Form: other
Support: Oriental tinted paper
Extent: 174 ff. Ff. 1a-9a, ff. 109b-112b, and ff. 140a-142b are blank
Dimensions (leaf): 26,2 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17,3 × 8,5 cm.
Foliation: Foliation supplied by the cataloguer

Collation

Due to the tight binding it is not possible to study the collation of the quires

Catchwords in each verso in black ink

Condition

Good condition

Layout

12 lines per page

Hand(s)

Nastaʿlīq, black ink

Decoration

Rubrications in red ink

Title page (f. 9v) carpet page illumination. Border of silver flowers with black penwork on a pink ground. Central panel on a light blue ground, divided into three decorative panels, above a panel with text in clouds on a gold ground. 1. Flower design in blue, with ochre stems and leaves against a pink ground, and a blue half lozenge decorated with ochre, red, white and gold flowers; 2. Green leaves against a gold ground, with red and blue flowers, red corner decorations; 3. Gold lozenge outlined in red, on a blue ground with gold flowers, containing the initial word in a cloud.

Additions:
  • inscription

    This book is written in the Persic language and contains in it several treatises in verse on several different subjects of morality etc.’ followed by a note in pencil (Warren’s handwriting)

  • table of contents

    The first work of the manuscript includes a table of contents in ff. 11a-11b; the titles and the order of the chapters, however, do not always correspond to the actual work.

Binding

Original, red leather painted black with red leather doublures over paste boards in an Islamic-style binding incorporating an envelope flap on the front cover

central panels on front, back and envelope flap, decorated with multicoloured flowers and birds outlined in gold, border of stylised multicoloured flowers outlined in gold

History

Origin: 1067 AH; 1656 CE

Availability

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