Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 7076 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Baḥr al-gharāʼib by ʻAlī ibn Idrīs Ḥājjī

An allegorical poem, mainly comprising a dialogue between the author and Wisdom

In Turkish, with a preface in Persian Prose, ff. 3v-4r Begun 890 / 1485; completed in 0905 / 1500

Language(s): Turkish and Persian


For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 53.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 253 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 15 cm.


Origin: Ottoman Empire; 10th century AH

Record Sources

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


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