Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 13163 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Volume containing several works

1. ff 1v-243v (Central text)

The animal fables of Bīdpāy

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 67.
2. ff 1v-190r (magins)

A collection of tales. This version was compiled between 607-622 by Saʻd al-Dīn al-Varāvīnī

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 66.
3. ff 190v-216r (magins)

Sacred sayings of ʻAlī, together with verses from the Shāhnāmah ( شاهنامه ) of Firdawsī and anechdotes

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 3.
4. ff 216v-238r (margins)

The Persian translation made around 633 of the lost Arabic text al-Adab al-vajīz li-ʼl-valad al-ṣaghīr ( الادب الوجىز لالولد الصغیر )

Language(s): Translation from Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 15.
5. ff 238v-242v
Translator: Anonymous

A Persian translation of al-risālat al-ẓahabiyyah, ( الرسالة الظهبیة ), a medical tract in Arabic attributed to the Imām ʻAlī al-Riḍā ibn Mūsá

Language(s): Translation from Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 31.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 243 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 10 cm.

History

Origin: Early 9th century AH ; Southern Iran

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on M. I. Waley: Supplementary handlist of Persian manuscripts, 1966-1998. London, 1998

Availability

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