Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 7863 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 6 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Persian poetry, Sufi poetry, Persian literature, Dialogues, Allegory, Religious life, Proverbs, Maxims, Wisdom, Ethics, and Ethics—Iran
1. 3v-28r ff
Title: Lama‘āt
Title: لمعات
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.93.
2. 28v-39r ff

Allegorical dialogue between Beauty, Grief, and Love, called Qissah-’i Yūsuf on the end-papers

Identical to item 3 in folios 39v-50r

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.93.
3. 35r-53v ff

Allegorical dialogue between Beauty, Grief, and Love, called Qissah-’i Yūsuf on the end-papers

Identical to item 2 in folios 28v-39r

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.93.
4. 50v-53v ff

A treatise on the religious life in Arabic

Language(s): Arabic

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.93.
5. 54v-122r ff

An anonymous work on the maxims of the sages

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.93.
6. 122v-124r ff

An ethical work in dialogue form in a hand which differs from that used in the previous tracts

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.93.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 124 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 26.6 × 20.3 cm.

History

Origin: 761 AH

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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