Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Z. 8 (Old Library, Jesus College, Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Mufarriḥ al-qulūb by Tāj al-Dīn ibn Muʿīn Malikī

Incipit: حمدو سپاس‌ بيقياس‌ مر حضرت‌ شاهي‌ را كه‌ از جمله‌ بندگان‌ خويش‌ بشر مراتب اعلى داد
Language(s): Persian

References

Persian version of the Hitopadeśa हितोपदश , a collection of Indian fables written by Viṣṇuśarman

Physical Description

Form: other
Support: Oriental paper
Extent: 115 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 24,5 × 15,5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19,5 × 10,5 cm.
Foliation: Foliation supplied by the cataloguer

Collation

iv+3(11), iv(19), iv(27), iii(33), iv(41), iv(49), iv(57), iii(63), iv(71), iv(79), iv(87), iv(95), iv(103), iii(109), iii(115)

Condition

Good condition

Layout

12 lines per page

Hand(s)

Nastaʿlīq, black ink

Decoration

Rubrications in red ink

Additions:
  • F. 114v: 6 Persian verses with parallel English translation

  • F. 115r: transliteration of Persian poem in Latin script

Binding

Binding in brown leather

Both covers decorated with central carved lobe

History

Origin: undated AH

Provenance and Acquisition

The manuscript was the property of George Lewis, d. 1729, as stated in a seal bearing his name in Arabic characters and the date 1707

Presented by George Lewis, d. 1729

Availability

For admissions procedures and information on the availability of this manuscript contact old-library@jesus.cam.ac.uk. For further information about the Old Library visit our website.


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