Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 8503 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Miscellaneous tracts, largely on Sufism

Contents

Summary of Contents: 5 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Sufi poetry, Quatrains, Qurʼan, Ghazals, Falnamas, Koran, Divination, and Sufism
1. 114r-115v ff

Dated 1105

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.94.
2. Margins of 141r-143r ff

A Koranic commentary, written in the margins

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.94.
3. 148v-167r ff
Language(s): Persian and Turkish

References

For a more detailed description see Glyn Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. [London]: Trustees of the British Museum, 1968, p.94.
4. 172v-178r ff
Title: Fālnāmah

A Fālnāmah for obtaining fortunes from the Koran

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.94.
5. 210v-219v ff

Treatises are written in different hands

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.94.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 220 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 19.7 × 14.2 cm.

History

Origin: 989 AH; 18th century CE Most tracts are 18th century, but one is dated AH 989

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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