Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 13438 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of al-Mustaṭraf fī kull fann mustaẓraf by Ibshīhī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, 1388-ca. 1446

Anthology of elegant prose and verse in 84 chapters

Incipit: قال فقير عفو ربه ... محمد الخطيب الابشيهي الحمد لله الملك العظيم العلي الكبير الغني الحميد ... اللطيف الخبير المنفرد بالعز والبقاء والارادة والتدبير وبعد فقد رايت جماعة من ذوي الهمم جمعوا اشياء ... ... كثير / ة / من الاداب والحكم
Colophon: وقع الفراغ من نسخه ليلة الجمعة ثانى عشرين من ربيع الاول سنة سبع وثمانين بعد الالف على يد...ابراهيم ابن تاج العارفين

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 319 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 30 × 20.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 21 × 12 cm.



Clear Naskhi hand


Origin: 1087 AH; 1676 CE

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Adam Gacek : Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981".


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