Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 47647 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


2 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Cookery, Medicine, and Pharmacopeias


An anonymous manual of cookery, based on recipes used in Shahjahan's kitchens in ten aqsam. The colophon incorrectly calls this work Khan [Khvan]-i ni'mat which is the title of a well known work by Niʻmat Khān ʻAlī.

Incipit: دستور پختن اطعمه که در سرکار پادشاه شاهجهان
Explicit: تمت تمام شد نسخه خان نعمت شهر شعبان المعظم سنه 1243 هجری ...کاتب الحروفات...غلام حسین
Language(s): Persian

An imperfect copy, lacking some folios at the beginning of a work of pharmacopoeia. It is ascribed to 'Alawi Khan in the colophon but is identical with the Khulasat qawanin al-'ilaj by Hakim 'Ali Riza.

Incipit: خردل سوده سرکه طلاى نمايند بدانكه اصل علاج اين مرض است كه اول نضج
Explicit: تمت تمام شد رساله علويخان بتاريخ هشتم شهر جمادى الثاني سنه 1242...الراقم ...شیخ غلام حسین
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
1-83 f. 84-166 f.
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Origin: 1243 AH; 1828 CE 1242 AH; 1827 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Douglas Craven Phillott


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Funding of Cataloguing



  • Cookery
  • Medicine, Persian
  • Pharmacopeias


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