Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 47648 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


2 works by anonymous authors on the subjects of Pigeons, Birds, and Falconry


A transcript, made from an original in the possession of Mir Nasir 'Ali Sahib Khan Bahadur, of an anonymous treatise in four abwabs on the training and care of pigeons.

Incipit: روزی باران هم جلیس برابر یادگاری و ترکیب آموختن کبوتران بنابر عشق بازان باعث این فقیر شده
Colophon: کاتب الحروف ابو المظفر جمال الدین محمد

Language(s): Persian

An anonymous treatise on the hunting and training of birds, with notes on what birds are lawful prey, in twelve fusul, transcribed from an original in the possession of Mir Nasir 'Ali Sahib Khan Bahadur. The work is dedicated to Sultan Badi' al-Zaman Bahadur Khan, prsesumably the eldest son of Sultan Husayn of Herat (d. 920/1514 or 921/1515)

Incipit: بهترین طایر با فال مبارک بال که طیران کند در هوای ابتدای ابدی بال حمد
Colophon: خاتمة الكتاب...فی تاریخ العشرین من شهر رجب المرجب فی السنة الهجرية الف و مأتين و خمس عشر

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
1-43 f. 45-96 f.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):





Origin: 1215 AH; 1800 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Douglas Craven Phillott


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Funding of Cataloguing



  • Pigeons
  • Birds
  • Falconry


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