Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 5849 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Kitāb-i Ṣaydanah by Al-Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, 973-1048

On the nature and properties of plants

Translated into Persian during the reign of Sultan Iletmish

It bears the stamp of the Kings of Oudh

Language(s): Persian


Meredith-Owens 1968, page 27.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 175 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 23.5 × 17.4 cm.


Origin: 1190 AH

Record Sources

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


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