Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 5331 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

A miscellany entitled Kitāb-i Tūngānah bi-Lafẓ-i Fārsī کتاب تونگانه بلفظ فارسی

Contents

Summary of Contents: 5 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Persian literature, Sufism, Arabic language, Chinese language, Islam, Arabic literature 1258-1800, and Fables
1. 2r-42r ff

In the form of a dialogue between the Pīr and the Murīd and another work largely based on the Ma‘ārij al-Nubuwwah معارج النبوّه

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.89-90.
2. 43v-71v ff

Based on the Naqd-i Nuṣūṣ نقد نصوص , a commentary by Jāmī جامی on the Fuṣūṣ al-Ḥikam فصوص الحکم of Ibn al-‘Arabī ابن العربی >

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.89-90.
3. 71v-81r ff

The Chinese is in Arabic script

Language(s): Arabic and Chinese

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.89-90.
4. 81v-95r ff

With some Chinese glosses in Arabic script

Language(s): Arabic and Chinese

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.89-90.
5. 95v-175v ff

Extracts from the Javāmi‘ al-Ḥikāyāt جوامع الحکایات , Risālah dar Ma‘rifat al-Nafs va al-Khāliq رساله در معرفة النفس و الخالق , Marzubānnāmah مرزباننامه , Kalīlah va Dimnah کلیله و دمنه , and Jāmi‘-i Maqāmat جامع مقامات

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.89-90.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 175 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 24.9 × 14.2 cm.

Condition

Defective at beginning and end

Decoration

Written on Chinese paper

History

Origin: 18th-19th century CE

Record Sources

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

Availability

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