Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 330 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: Composite manuscript containing eight works on religious, linguistic and literary matters, in Persian, Urdu and Arabic.

Language(s): Persian, Urdu and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support:
  • 1a-7bWorks 1-2: glossy, creamy paper
  • 8a-41bWorks 3-5: rough, unpolished paper
  • 42a-66bWork 6: polished paper
  • 67a-190bWorks 7-8: unpolished paper
Extent: ff. i + 191
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 170 mm.

Hand(s)

Binding

Red leather on pasteboard. Stamped decoration.

History

Origin: 1124-1237 AH (1712-1821 CE)

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly part of the collection of the Persian scholar Nathaniel Bland (1803-1865). Bland’s oriental manuscripts were sold through Bernard Quaritch in 1866 to Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.

Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.

Contents

ff. 6b-7b
Author: Unknown
Title: Formulae to aid convalescence and sleep
Language(s): Persian

Contents

ff. 8a-21a
Author: Unknown
Title: Kanz al-Muṣallī
Language(s): Persian, Urdu and Arabic

Contents

ff. 22a-36b
Author: ʿAlī Khān Rāsikh ibn Shams al-Dawla Luṭfallāh Khān Ṣādiq Bahādur
Title: Sāda Sarv
Title: ساده سرو
Language(s): Persian and Urdu

History

Origin: 1170 AH

Contents

ff. 37a-41b
Title: Selections of lines of poetry in Persian
Language(s): Persian

Contents

ff. 42a-66b
Colophon: f. 66a Dated 14 Muḥarram 1222 AH
Language(s): Persian

History

Origin: 14 Muḥarram 1222 AH

Contents

ff. 67a-98b
Author: Unknown
Title: Extract from an unidentified, autobiographical prose account.
Colophon: f. 98bDated 1233 AH
Language(s): Persian

History

Origin: 1233 AH

Contents

History

Origin: Rabīʿ al-awwal 1237 AH

Additional Information

Record Sources

Bibliographical description based on an index created by Reza Navabpour circa 1993. Identification of provenance based on manuscript catalogue by Michael Kerney, circa 1890s. Revised and expanded by James White with reference to the manuscript 2017.

Availability

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader, see Becoming a Reader for details. Please contact uml.special-collections@manchester.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Subjects

  • Sufism
  • Talismans
  • Islam--Prayers and devotions
  • Urdu language--Dialects--India
  • Persian poetry
  • Poets, Persian--India--Biography
  • Poets, Hindi--1500-1800--Biography

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