Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 925 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts


Khizānah-ʼi ʻāmirah by Bilgrāmī, Sayyid Ghulām ʻAlī Āzād

Incipit: سر کلام راجعه حمد صانعیست که انسان را به گوهر گرانمایه ناطقه بنواخت
Explicit: سبحان ربك رب العزة عما يصفون وسلام على المرسلين والحمد لله رب العالمين
Colophon: f.257b Copied in the year 1196 AH
Language(s): Persian

The text is complete

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Cream-coloured polished wove paper. Chain lines 80 mm apart.
Extent: ff. iii + 257 + ii
Dimensions (leaf): 285 × 175 mm.
Dimensions (written): 200 × 105 mm.


Some water damage to cover.


Columns = 1. Ruled lines = 17. Mistara.


Copied in Nasta'liq script in black ink



Binding made of brown leather on pasteboard

Gilded border


Water damage


Origin: Northern India. ?Bilgram.; 1196 AH (1782 CE)

Provenance and Acquisition

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

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.


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.

Funding of Cataloguing

Iran Heritage Foundation and The John Rylands Research Institute

The Soudavar Foundation


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