Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Z. 2 (Old Library, Jesus College, Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


3 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Islamic ethics and Persian poetry

1. ff. 1v-46v
Explicit: f. 2r Begining of the treatise: اما بعد چون انسانرا حسن وخوبی ،کمال ومحبوبی در ظهور اخلاق حمیده وصفات پندیده است
Colophon: f. 46v تمت كتاب تحفة الاحباب بعون الملك الوهاب
Language(s): Persian
f. 3v
Title: باب اول در ادب
f. 11v
Title: باب دویم در حیا
f. 17v
Title: باب سیوم در حلم
f. 19r
Title: باب چهادم در عدل
f. 19v
Title: باب پنجم در احسان
f. 23r
Title: باب ششم در صبر
f. 23r
Title: باب هفتم در عشق
f. 23r
Title: باب هشتم در محبت
f. 28r
Title: باب نهم در سخاوت
f. 29r
Title: باب دهم در شجاعات
f. 31r
Title: باب یازدهم در صحبت
f. 33v
Title: باب دوازدهم در ادبار
f. 35r
Title: باب سیزدهم در خاموشی
f. 37r
Title: باب چهاردهم در قناعت
f. 38r
Title: باب پانزدهم در طمع
f. 38v
Title: باب شانزدهم در فتوت
f. 40r
Title: باب هفدهم در حسن تدبير
f. 42r
Title: باب هجدهم در ظلم
f. 43r
Title: باب نانزدهم در خدعه
f. 44v
Title: باب بيستم در حد


2. ff. 47r-75v
Language(s): Persian
f. 47r
ff. 65r-65v
Title: Poems by Mahdī مهدی
f. 67r
Title: Poems by Adham ادهم
f. 68v
Title: Poems by Humāyūn همایون
f. 70v
Title: Poems by Adham ادهم
ff. 73r-74r
Title: Poems by Shāpūr شاپور
3. ff. 77v-90v
Language(s): Persian
ff. 82r-83v
Title: Poems by Adham ادهم
f. 84r
f. 84v
Title: Poems by Qudsī قدسی
f. 85r
Title: Poems by Iḥsān احسان
ff. 85v-88v
ff. 89r-90v
Title: Poems by Dānish دانش

Physical Description

Form: other
Support: Oriental paper
Extent: 113 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 13,4 × 8,5 cm.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation: Foliation supplied by the cataloguer (previous foliation in pencil starting from the end of the book); there are marks of an original pagination, but the margins have been trimmed


iii(6), iii(12), iii(18), iii(24), iii(30), iii(36), iii(42), iii(48), ii(50), v(60), ii(62), v(72), ii(74), v(84), v(92 -2 pages missing), iv+5(105).

Catchwords in each verso in black ink


Fair condition, although some margins have worm holes


7 lines per page


Taʿlīq, black ink


Rubrications in red ink

Border surrounding the writing surface in gold, red and blue ink

Margins decorated with gilded floral motifs

Decorated friezes in f. 1v and f. 77v


Modern binding


Origin: undated


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Funding of Cataloguing

Jesus College


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