Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms23(o) (University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, University of St Andrews)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Bahāristān by Jāmī, 1414-1492

Title: Baharestan

A collection of short stories, good early copy of this work, which was written in AH 892/AD 1487. It is divided into 8 sections called 'raudah', meaning garden. This copy written in nasta 'liq, Persian in 1587, no place of writing is given but a gloss in Turkish on folio 5b suggests a Turkish provenance

Incipit: (basmalla) چو مرغ امر ذی بالی ز آغاز نه از نیروی حمد آید به پرواز
Explicit: بوقتي شد آخر که تاريخ هجرت شود نهصدار هشت بر وي فرايي
Final rubric: اطباب اطباب وطبي اسباب اسباب
Colophon: و المسول من الله ذي الجلال و الکرام الظفر بين المسرام والفوز بحسن الختتام والصلوة والسلام علي محمد سيدالانام واله البرالکرام الحمد الله علي دين الاسلام و صلي الله علي رسوله محمد سيد الانام وعلي آله العظام واصحابه الفخام قد وقع الفراغ من هذ النسخته ابربيه في ثلث عشرشهر ربيع الاقال عام خمس وسعبن و سعمايه من هجرت بعث لتميز الحلال غرالحرام وذلک بالبيت الحرام زادلله تعظيما تکريما مادام الالواح والاقدام کتبه بخط اخضر العبادعمربن عبدالله غفر الله الغفارله و لمن نظر فيه ولمن دعا لکاتابه الفقير الي الله الغني الکبير والجميع المومنين والمومنات بالمغفره
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 76ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 5.5
Dimensions (written):





  • marginalia Marginal notes in
  • orthography
  • paper



Origin: 13th Abio-Aval 995 A.H; 21 February 1587 CE

Provenance and Acquisition


General Tweedie

Record Sources

Record based on Handlist held in University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team


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