Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 12999 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Kitāb-i Sharḥ al-vāṣilīn va tawsīf al-jāhilīn by Jamālī Ardistānī

This is said by Ivanow (ASB, No. 648) to be the seventh part of a large mas̲navī entitled Bayān-i Ḥaqā’iq-i Aḥvāl-i Sayyid al-Mursalīn بیان حقائق احوال سید لمرسلین by Jamālī-i Ardistānī, but in Or. 11946 the seventh part is the Kashf al-Arvāḥ کشف الارواح . The latter is not the introduction to the Bayān, as suggested by Ivanow, but its concluding section. Hence the Sharḥ al-vāṣilīn must be an entirely separate work by Jamālī

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Meredith-Owens 1968, page 76.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 118 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 17.1 × 11.1 cm.


Contemporary binding of stamped and gilded leather


Origin: 15th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.


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