Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 15662 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Jamiʻ al-qavanin

Contents

1 copy of Jāmi‘ al-qavānīn by Qanawjī, Khalīfah Shāh Muḥammad, active 17th century

Collected ornate letters (inshāʾ), also called Inshā-yi Khalīfah, by Khalīfah Shāh Muḥammad. Written while the author was studying at Qannauj, northern India (preface, f. 2r), the work was completed in 1055/1645-6.

Comprises four faṣls and a khātimah.

Other contents: front inside cover and endpaper, descriptions by former owners (including: ‘M.S. Persan no. 8, Loix, préceptes et formules’), and bookplate of Le Ch. Ferrao de Castelbranco.

Language(s): Persian
Filiation:

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Slightly brown off-white paper of medium thickness.
Extent: 46 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 218 × 124 mm.
Foliation:

Layout

15 lines to a page.

Hand(s)

Nastaʿlīq

Additions:

History

Origin: 7 Rabīʻ I 1155 AH; 12 May 1742 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

Le Ch. Ferrao de Castelbranco

2000-10-12

Purchased at Christies sale 12 October 2000, part of lot 223

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in M.I. Waley, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts acquired 2000-2014.

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Funding of Cataloguing

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