Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 40912 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of A calligrapher's manual in Persian, incomplete at the beginning and end and with numerous lacunae

The treatise deals with Persian, Turkish and Arabic grammar, calligraphy, modes of address, the use of verse in letter writing and rhetoric. Each line is written twice, first in ta'liq and then in nasta'liq. Written on gold sprinkled paper, with rubrications, onramental headings and ruled margins.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 245 f.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):





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