Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 15400 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Hasht bihisht by İdrîs Bitlîsî, d. 1520

History of the first eight Ottoman Sultans

This copy contains the introduction (ṭāliʻa), katība 1 and (defective) katība 2

Language(s): Persian


For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 17.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 155 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 26 × 17 cm.


Origin: Ottoman Empire (?); 12th century AH

Record Sources

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


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