Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 15385 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Maqāmāt al-Ḥarīrī by Ḥarīrī, 1054-1122

A treatise on prosody and rhyme

Completed in 1251

Language(s): Arabic and Persian


For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 66.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 403 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 32 × 10 cm.


Origin: Southwest India; 1855 CE

Record Sources

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


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