Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 7465 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Miscellany

Contents

Summary of Contents: 4 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Persian poetry, Physiognomy, Dream interpretation, Diplomatics, Letter writing, Sufism, and Persian literature
1. 2v-9v ff

A poetical work on physiognomy with a description of the human body

Dedicated to Shihāb al-Dīn Amīr Aḥmad شهاب الدین امیر احمد

Dated 730

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.92.
2. 9v-37r ff

A work on dream interpretation in verse

Dated 895

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.92.
3. 38v-49v ff

A tract on the art of the munshī

The date 960 at the end is not the actual date of transcription

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.92.
4. 51v-91v ff

With some quatrains of Ibn Sīnā, 980?-1037 and others in the margin

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.92.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 91 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 17.3 × 12.2 cm.

History

Origin: 16th 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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