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Shelfmark: MS. Arab. b.10 ; Title: al-Hāwī fī  al-tibb ... [portions, etc.]

Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakarīyā, 865?-925?

Date: 15th century
Description: Medical encyclopedia, containing portions of Razi's al-Hawi fi al-tibb, with portions of his al-Fakhir and al-Mansuri fi al-tibb. 15th century.

Format: Ms. codex ; 718 leaves : paper, 465 x 305 (written area 365 x 195) mm.

Physical description:
Layout: Written in 27 lines

Binding: Modern blue half-leather, textblock trimmed.

Summary: Arabic /
Contents: 1. al-Hawi fi al-tibb / Razi. -- 2. al-Fakhir fi al-tibb / Razi. -- 3. al-Mansuri fi al-tibb/ Razi
References: Iskandar, A.Z., "Rhazes' clinical experience: new material", Al-Machriq, lvi (1962), p. 217.

Record source and standard citations: Card catalogue of Arabic MSS. Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Arab. d.138 ; Title: Fī hayūlá ‘ilāj al-tibb [De materia medica. (Arabic)]

Dioscorides Pedanius,of Anazarbos

Date: 13th century, dated 1240 [A.H. 637]
Description: Arabic translation of a Greek treatise on medicines, copied in 1240, probably in Baghdad. Books 3-5 of Dioscorides' Materia Medica, comprising the sections on herbs, roots, and wines, the final three books of Dioscorides' work.

Format: Ms. codex ; 209 leaves : paper, ill., 245 x 170 (written area 175 x 105) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations on fols. 2r, 3r, 90v, 184v; portrait of Dioscorides (defaced) on fol. 2v; botanical illustrations throughout up to fol. 184
Layout: Written in 15 lines

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Written in Baghdad in 1240 [A.H. 637]; colophon, fol. 210a.

References: Emilie Savage-Smith, Catalogue of medical mss (typescript in Oriental Section)
Provenance: Purchased by William Osler before 1910

Record source and standard citations: Robinson and Gray (1972), p. 9; Kahle (handlist), 91 ; Card catalogue of Arabic MSS. Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Arab. d.221 ; Title: [Collection of magical and other treatises, including Cyranides, Book 1]

Xenocrates, of Aphrodisias, 1st cent. [Hermes, Trismegistus (pseud.)]

Date: 14th century?
Description:Hermetic work containing an adaptation from the Greek of part of Book 1 of the Cyranides, in 24 chapters, one for each letter of the Greek alphabet. Arabic translation of a work from the Corpus Hermeticum.

Format: Ms. codex ; 83 leaves : paper, ill., 237 x 192 (written area 180 x 140) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: pen-and-wash illustrations in the text
Layout: Written in 19 lines

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Colophon, fol. 83r?
Contents: fols. 64-75 are a translation of Book 1 of the Cyranides
References: BLR (1962)
Provenance: see Stamp on fol. 83v

Record source and standard citations: Card catalogue of Arabic MSS.  Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Arab. g.5(R) ; Title: Qur’ān [Koran]

Date: 19th century, dated 1814
Description: Koran, dated 14th Shawwāl A.H. 1229 (A.D. 1814, Sept. 29). Written on a roll, with case.

Format: Ms. codex ; roll : ,

Physical description:

Summary: Arabic /


Record source and standard citations: Hermann Ethé, Arabic Manuscripts (handwritten list), 148 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record. Item catalogued from existing description


Shelfmark: MS. Bodl. Or. 133 ; Title: Kitab al-Bulhān ... [etc.] [see additional entries below] -- Link to digital version

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Date: 14th-15th centuries
Description: Composite manuscript, dating principally from the late 14th century A.D., containing astrological, astronomical and divinatory texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, with paintings of the constellations of the zodiac, of demons, illustrations of stories, and geomantic illustrations of the prophets, and a cryptographic inscription in 17th-century English hand. Fol. 81a is in Turkish.

Format: Ms. codex ; 176 leaves : paper, ill., 245 x 160 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 83 illustrations, including miniatures (paintings)
Layout: Various page formats
Script: naskh, with title in Eastern qufic, fol. 1v

Summary: Arabic /
Contents: 1. fols. 1a-80b, Kitab al-Bulhan / Isfahani, including: fols. 2b-25a, Kitab al-Mawalid, Book of Nativities, fols. 28a-33a a catalogue of demons, fols. 33b-43b, 45b-46b, Marvellous stories (of the prophet Muhammad), fols. 44a-45b, 47a-49b, The seasons and the climates. -- 2. Fol. 81a, page in Turkish. 3. fols. 81b-93b, paintings of the constellations of the zodiac -- 4. fols. 94a-130a, al-Durar wa-l-yawaqit fi ilm al-rasd wa-l-mawaqit, Astronomical tract / Abu al-Abbas Ahmad bin Abi Abd Allah Muhammad-- 5. fols. 131-163, Kitab al-Fal (Treatise on kur'ah / Ja'far al-Sadik -- 6. Fols. 163b-169a, al-Kurat al-mubarakah / Irbili -- 7. fols. 170a-173b, Alphabetic divination -- 8. fols. 174a-176a, Treatise on the zodiac
References: Stefano Carboni, Il Kitab al-bulhan di Oxford (Torino : Editrice Tirrenia, 1988); Binyon, Wilkinson, and Gray, Persian miniature painting (Oxford: 1971), cat. 13; Persian art of the book, Bodleian Library (1972), p. 10, no. 3.
Provenance: Patron of Kitab al-Bulhan, 1399, Husayn al-Irbili (inscription ff. 163a and 169a); Bought 1409 by Haydar b. Abd al-Karim, Aleppo (inscription f. 131a); Owned, c. 1608-1610, Yahya b. Muhammad, Edirne (inscription f. ia); Bodleian Library, Nathaniel Palmer bequest, 1717.

Record source and standard citations: Nicoll, 283; Robinson and Gray (1972), p. 10. ; Oriental Surrogates Project record. Item catalogued from existing description: card catalogue of Arabic MSS, Bodleian Library, with the assistance of Emilie Savage-Smith, Faculty of Oriental Studies.


Shelfmark: MS. Bodl. Or. 133, fols. 1b-80b ; Title: Kitab al-Bulhān [a treatise of various geomantic and divinatory methods]

Is)fahani, ‘Abd al-Hasan bin Ah)mad bin Ali bin al-Hasan (author and collector)

Date: 15th century, early
Description:

Format: Ms. codex ; 80 leaves : paper, 245 x 160 mm. (page)

Physical description:
Layout: Written in 22 and 23 long lines, with other layouts of grids of verses

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Colophon, fol. 25a


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Bodl. Or. 133, fols. 81b-93a ; Title: [Treatise on zodiacal constellations]

Date: undated
Description:

Format: Ms. codex ; : paper, 245 x 160 mm. (page)

Physical description:

Summary: Arabic /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Bodl. Or. 133, fols. 94a-95b, 97a-130a ; Title: Durar wa‘l-yawāk)it fī ‘ilm al-ras)ad wa‘l-mawāk)it li-ma‘rifat auk)āt al-s)alawāt ‘ala h)ukm al-dak)ā‘ik) wa‘l-darajāt

al-Mis)rī, Abū al-‘Abbās ibn Abī ‘Abd Allāh Muh)ammad ibn Ah)mad

Date: 14th century, dated 1334
Description:

Format: Ms. codex ; 36 leaves : paper, 245 x 160 mm. (page)

Physical description:

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Colophon, fol. 130r


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Bodl. Or. 133, fols. 131a-163a ; Title: Qu‘rah al-ja‘frīyah [Divination by lot-casting]

Abū Ma‛šar, d. 886

Date: 14th century, dated 1397
Description: Treatise on divination by casting of lots

Format: Ms. portion ; 33 leaves : paper, 245 x 160 mm. (page)

Physical description:

Summary: Arabic /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Bodl. Or. 133, fols. 163b-169a ; Title: [Treatise on geomancy]

Date: 15th century, dated 1415 [A.H. 817]
Description: Treatise on geomantic divination by casting of lots

Format: Ms. codex ; 7 leaves : paper, 245 x 160 mm. (page)

Physical description:

Summary: Arabic /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Bodl. Or. 133, fols. 170a-173b ; Title: [Treatise on geomancy]

Date: c. 15th century
Description: Treatise on alphabetic divination

Format: Ms. codex ; 4 leaves : paper, 245 x 160 mm. (page)

Physical description:

Summary: Arabic /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Bodl. Or. 133, fols. 174a-176b ; Title: [Treatise on zodiacal signs]

Date: 15th century, dated 1436 [A.H. 839]
Description: Illustrated treatise on zodiacal signs.

Format: Ms. codex ; 3 leaves : paper, 245 x 160 mm. (page)

Physical description:
Layout: Written in 28 and 29 lines

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Colophon fol. 176a (second scribe), 839 A.H.


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Bodl. Or. 516 ; Title: Qanun al-mas‛udi [Masudi canon]

Bīrūnī, Muh)ammad ibn Ah)mad, 973?-1048

Date: 11th century, dated 1082
Description: Arabic manuscript of an astronomical treatise, with diagrams and tables. Books 1-6 of al-Biruni's work.

Format: Ms. codex ; 161 leaves : paper, 200 x 160 mm. (page)

Physical description: Decoration: diagrams
Layout: Written in 24 lines

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Colophons at end of each book: fols. 11a, 55b, 79a, 117b, 124b, 160b; first, third, fifth, and sixth dated in successive months of 475 A.H.


Record source and standard citations: Nicoll, 370 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record. Item catalogued from existing description: card catalogue of Arabic MSS, Bodleian Library. CW/AF


Shelfmark: MS. Bruce 96 ; Title: [The two books of Jeu(?) and an untitled Gnostic treatise]

Date: 5th or 6th century
Description: Coptic manuscript of Gnostic texts, including the Books of Jeu, composed in the 2nd or 3rd century A.D., in Egypt.

Format: Ms. codex ; 71 leaves : papyrus, 290 x 170 mm. (page)

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout:

Summary: Coptic /
Contents: 1. First book of Jeu -- 2. Second book of Jeu -- TBC
References: C. Schmidt, The books of Jeu and the Untitled Text in the Bruce Codex (Leiden: Brill, 1978, trans. V. Macdermot)
Provenance: bought in Egypt by James Bruce in 1769. Purchased by Bodleian Library in 1843 as part of Bruce's collection.

Record source and standard citations: ; Description by Bruce Barker-Benfield, 2006 (typescript in Oriental Collections).


Shelfmark: MS. Canonici Or. 122 ; Title: Intikhāb i H)adīkah

Sanā‛ī al-Ghaznavī, Abū al-Majd Majdūd ibn Ādam, d. ca. 1150#‛Aṭṭār, Farīd al-Dīn, d. ca. 1230

Date: 16th century, first half
Description: Farid-aldin Attar's extracts from Sana'is Hadikah. 16th century.

Format: Ms. codex ; 61 leaves : paper, ill., 318 x 200 (written area 166 x 99, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: Illuminated frontispiece, 10 folios of miniatures (illuminations), and decorated margins in colours and gold
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 10 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Date attribution from life of scribe.


Provenance: Matteo Luigi Canonici, Venice; bought by Bodleian Library, 1817

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2405 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Douce Or. a.1 ; Title: Album of Indian paintings and calligraphy, dating from the period of Shahjahan's reign, including several portraits of the Mughal emperors

Date: 17th century
Description: An album of 41 Indian paintings chiefly from first half of the 17th century, expressive of the Mughal lineage of Shahjahan. With Persian calligraphic specimens and 9 leaves of text. Most of the inset paintings have floral borders, some have inner borders depicting bunches of grapes. Fols. 10-18 contain text, portions of Jami's Tuhfat al-ahrar.

Format: Album ; 60 leaves : paper, ill., 385 x 255 mm. (page)

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations; 41 miniature paintings
Layout: Layout of text section, 7 lines.

Summary: Indian /
Contents: ff.10-18, Tuhfat al-ahrar / Jami

Provenance: Chauncey, Charles, 1709-1777; engraved armorial bookplate of Charles Chauncy inside lower cover. Douce, Francis,1757-1834; Douce Bequest, 1834.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2381 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Douce Or. a.2 ; Title: Album of Indian paintings, dating mostly from the 18th century, including a number of ragamala pictures

Date: 18th century
Description: An album of 16 Indian miniature paintings

Format: Album ; 16 leaves : paper, ill., 430 x 285 mm. (page)

Physical description: Decoration: 16 miniature paintings

Summary: Indian /
Contents: ff. 2-11, Ragamala series featuring portrait of a patron

Provenance: Douce, Francis, 1757-1834; Douce Bequest, 1834.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2387 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Douce Or. a.3 ; Title: Album of Indian paintings and calligraphy, dating mostly from the 18th century, containing portraits, court and hunting scenes, harem scenes, and mythological scenes

Date: 16th-18th century
Description: An album of 38 Indian paintings: 14 portraits in the Mughal styles of the courts of Shah Jehan and Aurangzeb; 15 portraits and pictures; 10 pictures of Hindu deities

Format: Album (disbound) ; 38 leaves : paper, ill., Binding, 520 x 400; box, 580 x 425

Physical description: Decoration: 38 miniature paintings

Summary: Indian /


Provenance: Douce, Francis, 1757-1834; Douce Bequest, 1834.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2382 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Douce Or. b.1 ; Title: Album of Indian paintings and calligraphy, dating mostly from the 16th and 17th centuries, containing nature studies, genre scenes, and some Hindu devotional images

Date: 18th century
Description: An album of 26 Indian pictures, with 14 calligraphic specimens

Format: Album ; 21 leaves : paper, ill., 375 x 270 mm. (leaf)

Physical description: Decoration: 26 miniature paintings

Summary: Indian /


Provenance: Douce Bequest, 1834.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2384; S.C. 22014. ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Douce Or. b.2 ; Title: Album of Indian paintings and calligraphy, dating mostly from the 18th century, principally ragamala pictures

Date: 18th century
Description: An album of 53 Indian pictures, including Ragamala pictures and zenana scenes

Format: Album ; 55 leaves : paper, ill., 406 x 310 mm. (leaf)

Physical description: Decoration: 53 miniature paintings

Summary: Indian /


Provenance: Douce, Francis, 1757-1834; Douce Bequest, 1834.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2380 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Douce Or. b.3 ; Title: Album of Indian paintings, dating mostly from the 18th century, containing genre scenes with a few court pictures

Date: 18th century
Description: An album of 32 Indian paintings, with 1 charcoal sketch and 3 calligraphic specimens

Format: Album (disbound) ; 35 leaves : paper, ill., 580 x 425 mm. (box)

Physical description: Decoration: 1 drawing and 32 miniature paintings.

Summary: Indian /


Provenance: Douce Bequest, 1834.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2383 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Douce Or. c.4 ; Title: Album of Indian paintings and calligraphy

Date: 17th-18th centuries
Description: An album of 53 Indian paintings and 7 calligraphic specimens.

Format: Album ; 54 leaves : paper, ill., 266 x 220 mm. (maximum page size)

Physical description: Decoration: 53 miniature paintings

Summary: Indian /


Provenance: Douce, Francis, 1757-1834; Douce Bequest, 1834.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2379 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 149 ; Title: Haft Aurang

Jāmī, 1414-1492

Date: 16th century, second half, c. 1570
Description: Collection of seven poems by Jami

Format: Ms. codex ; 297 leaves : paper, ill., 360 x 240 (written area 206 x 130, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations; 20 miniatures
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 21 lines
Script: nastaliq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Date attribution from life of scribe.
Contents: 1. author's preface. -- 2. fol. 2, Silsilat al-dhahab. -- 3. Salaman was Absal ... TBC

Provenance: Elliott, John Bardoe.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 898 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 163 ; Title: Dīwān-i-Hafiz

Ḥāfiẓ, 14th cent.

Date: 17th century, dated 1690 [A.H. 1101 or 1001]
Description: Collection of poems by Muhammad Shams-aldin Hafiz, d. 1389 (A.H. 791) at Shiraz.

Format: Ms. codex ; 138 leaves : paper, ill., 230 x 136 (written area 160 x 85) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations, 4 miniatures
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 15 lines
Script: nastaliq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written in A.H. 1001 or 1101. Colophon: fol. 138r
Contents: first portion of Gulandam's preface; Ghazals; 1 tarji'band; 1 kasidah; 1 muhammas; mathanqiyyat and kit'as, different from those in other MS.S; ruba'is.

Provenance: Elliott, John Bardoe; Engraved armorial bookplate of J.B. Elliott.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 828 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 186 ; Title: Khamsa-i-Jāmī

Jāmī, 1414-1492

Date: 16th century, dated 1563-1565
Description: Collection of five poems by Jami, d. 1492 (A.H. 898) in Harat.

Format: Ms. codex ; 230 leaves : paper, ill., 230 x 153 (written area 160 x 98) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations, 8 miniatures
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 18 lines
Script: nastaliq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written, 1: July 1565 [A.H. 972] -- 2. July 1565 [A.H. 972] -- 3. July-August, 1564 [A.H. 971] -- 4. October-November 1563 [A.H. 971] -- 5. July-August 1563 [A.H. 970] Colophons: fol. 29a, fol. 75a, fol. 111a, fol. 229a.
Contents: 1. Tuḥfat al-aḥrār (fol. 2b) -- 2.Subḥat al-abrār (fol. 30b) -- 3.Khiradnāmah-i Iskandarī (fol. 75b) -- 4.Laylī u Majnūn (fol. 112b) -- 5.Yūsuf u Zulaykha (fol. 169b)

Provenance: Elliott, John Bardoe; Engraved armorial bookplate of J.B. Elliott.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 900 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 189 ; Title: Khamsa-i-Amīr Khusrau

Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī, ca. 1253-1325

Date: 15th century, dated 1463 [A.H. 867]
Description: Collection of seven poems by Amir Khusrau, d. 1325 (A.H. 725)

Format: Ms. codex ; 192 leaves : paper, ill., 244 x 170 (written area 156 x 104) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminated frontispieces, fols. 2v, 38v, 82v, 110v, 156v; miniatures, fols. 1v, 2a, 191v, 192a
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 25 lines
Script: nastaliq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written at Shiraz, A.H. 867. Colophon: fol. 156a, fol. 191a.
Contents: 1. The rising of the lights -- 2. Khusrau and Shirin -- 3. Laila and Majnun -- 4. Eight paradises -- 5. Mirror of Alexander -- 6. Spirit of lovers -- 7. Language of lovers

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 768 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 192 ; Title: Khamsa-i-Nizāmī

Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3

Date: 16th century, dated 1500-1501 [A.H. 907]
Description: Nizami's five poetic stories, Makhzan al-Asrar, Khusrau u Shirin, Laila u Majnun, Haft Paikar, Sharaf-namah

Format: Ms. codex ; 346 leaves : paper, ill., 285 x 165 (written area 200 x 104) mm.

Physical description: Decorations: illuminations, 42 miniatures
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 21 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Colophon, fol. 345a
Contents: 1. fol. 1v Makhzan al-Asrar. -- 2. fol. 32v Khusrau u Shirin. -- 3. fol. 101v Laila u Majnun. -- 4. fol. 158v Haft Paikar. -- 5. fol. 221v Sharaf-namah (pt. 1). -- 6. fol. 300v Iskandarnama (pt. 2)

Provenance: Elliott, John Bardoe; Engraved armorial bookplate of J.B. Elliott.; inscriptions, fol. 1r

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 587 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 231 ; Title: Lailā u Majnūn

Maktabī Shīrāzī, d. 1510 or 11

Date: 19th century, dated 1822
Description: A mathnawi (poem) of the story of Laila and Majnun, by Mulla Maktabi of Shiraz, composed in 1490.

Format: Ms. codex ; 100 leaves : paper, ill., 197 x 120 (written area 134 x 69) mm.

Physical description: Decorations: illuminations; miniatures.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 11 lines
Script: Shikasta

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written at Shiraz, 1822. Inscription by J.B. Elliott, fol. i recto.


Provenance: Elliott, John Bardoe; Engraved armorial bookplate of J.B. Elliott.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 893 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 239 ; Title: Khulās$a-i-Būstān

Sa‛dī

Date: 16th century, second half, c. 1581
Description: Extracts from the didactic poem the Bustan (Fruit Garden) of Sadi, 12th-century Persian poet

Format: Ms. portion ; : paper, ill., 253 x 147, bound to 265 x 160 (written area 180 x 104) mm.

Physical description:
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 10 lines and 3rd column of 24 lines

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 743 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 239 ; Title: Khusraw va Shīrīn

Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3

Date: 16th century, second half, c. 1581

Format: Ms. portion ; : paper, ill., 253 x 147, bound to 265 x 160 (written area 180 x 104) mm.

Physical description:
Layout: Written in a margin-column of 24 lines

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 604 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 239 ; Title: Mihr u Mushtari and other poems [see additional entries below]

Date: 16th century, second half, c. 1581

Format: Ms. codex ; 299 leaves : paper, ill., 253 x 147, bound to 265 x 160 (written area 180 x 104) mm.

Physical description: Decorations: 12 miniatures including double page frontispiece picture; illuminations
Layout: Various page formats
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written at Shiraz, 1571[?] and 1581. Colophons, fols. 260a and 298b.


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 604; 743; 812; 1034 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 239 ; Title: Mihr u Mushtari [The Sun and Jupiter]

Aṣṣār Tabrīzī, Muḥammad, d. 1382 or 3

Date: 16th century, dated 1581
Description: Mihr U Mushtari, "The sun and Jupiter", by Shamsaldin Muhammad Assar of Tabriz, composed in the 14th century

Format: Ms. portion ; : paper, ill., 253 x 147, bound to 265 x 160 (written area 180 x 104) mm.

Physical description: Decorations: illuminations; 6 miniatures
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 10 lines.
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written in 1582 (A.H. 990); colophon fol. 257b.


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 812 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 239 ; Title: Nak$sh-i-badī‛

Ghazālī Mashhadī, 1526 or 7-1572 or 3.

Date: 16th century, second half, c. 1581

Format: Ms. portion ; : paper, ill., 253 x 147, bound to 265 x 160 (written area 180 x 104) mm.

Physical description:
Layout: Portions written in 2 columns of 10 lines; portions written in 3 columns of 24 lines

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1034 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 246 ; Title: Mant,iq al-t,ayr

Aṭṭār, Farīd al-Dīn, d. ca. 1230

Date: 15th century, dated 1493
Description: "Conference of the birds", by the Iranian Sufi poet Attar, d. 1220.

Format: Ms. codex ; 172 leaves : paper, ill., 260 x 149 (written area 168 x 80) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations; 7 miniatures, fols. 25v, 45r, 52v, 63r, 96r, 124v, 150v
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 15 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 628 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 254 ; Title: Bahāristān -- Link to digital version

Jāmī, 1414-1492

Date: 16th century, dated 1595
Description: Manuscript of poetic stories by Jami, commissioned by the emperor Akbar (1542-1605), with paintings by the Mughal court artists

Format: Ms. codex ; 67 leaves : paper, ill., 300 x 195 (written area 170 x 83) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: Illuminated frontispiece; 6 miniatures; marginal illustrations
Layout: Written in 1 column, 14 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /
Contents: 1. ff. iv-vii, Beharistan [introductory ms. notes] / Sir Gore Ouseley. -- 2. ff. 1-67, Baharistan / Jāmī

Provenance: commissioned by Akbar, Emperor of Hindustan, 1542-1605; Shahjahan, Emperor of India, ca. 1592-1666; autograph of Shah Jehan on fol. 1r; Ouseley, Gore, Sir, 1770-1844; Ownership inscription of Shahjahan on fol. 1r; ownership inscription (in Persian) of Sir Gore Ouseley on fol. 1r.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 963 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 287 ; Title: H$airat-alabrār

Alisher Navoii, 1441-1501

Date: 15th century, dated 1485
Description: The amazement of the pious', the first mathnawi of the Khamsah (quintet) of Nawa'i (Alisher Navoii) forming his Khamsah (quintet), composed 1483.

Format: Ms. codex ; 57 leaves : paper, ill., 272 x 185 (written area 165 x 115) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations, 4 miniatures
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 21 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Turkish / Origin: Written, 1485 [A.H. 890], for the library of Sultan Badi-alzaman Bahadurkhan. Colophon, fol. 57a.


Provenance: Ouseley, Gore, Sir, 1770-1844; engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2116 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 317 ; Title: Sab’ah Sayyarah

Alisher Navoii, 1441-1501

Date: 15th century, dated 1485
Description: The seven planets', the fourth mathnawi of the Khamsah (quintet) of Nawa'i (Alisher Navoii), composed 1484.

Format: Ms. codex ; 65 leaves : paper, ill., 270 x 185 (written area 165 x 113) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminated frontispiece, 2 miniatures
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 21 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Turkish / Origin: Written, 1485 [A.H. 890], for the library of Sultan Badi-alzaman Bahadurkhan.


Provenance: engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley, with MS addition: "Grand Cross of the Guelph"

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2118 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 318 ; Title: Sab’ah Sayyarah

Alisher Navoii, 1441-1501

Date: 16th century, dated 1553 [A.H. 960]
Description: The seven planets', the fourth mathnawi of the Khamsah (quintet) of Nawa'i (Alisher Navoii), composed 1484.

Format: Ms. codex ; 71 leaves : paper, ill., 333 x 215 (written area 220 x 134) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations; 11 miniatures
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 20 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian / Written, 1553 [A.H. 960]; colophon, fol. 71a.


Provenance: Commissioned by Abu'l-Fath Yar Muhammad Bahadur Khan (name incorporated into architectural detail of miniatures). Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley on first flyleaf.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2119 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 325 ; Title: Shāhnāma

Firdawsī

Date: 15th century, dated 1449
Description: First half begins on fol. 9b; second half begins on fol. 305b with Luhrasp's reign

Format: Ms. codex ; 627 leaves : paper, ill., 340 x 220 (written area 270 x 135) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations, 64 miniatures.
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 23 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian /


Provenance: Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley, with MS addition: "& Grant Cross of the Royal Hanoverian Order of the Guelph". Spine label with gilt stamp of wild boar, ?Bacon?. Early 18th-century inscription on endleaf, "a present from Mgr. Solymaan"

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 493 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 327 ; Title: Shāhinshāhnāma

Qājār, Fatḥ 'Alī Shāh, Shah of Iran, d. 1834

Date: 19th century, dated c. 1812

Format: Ms. codex ; 449 leaves : paper, ill., 390 x 280 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 42 miniatures
Layout:
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian /


Provenance: John Bardoe Elliott.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 520 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 337 ; Title: Silsilat al-dhahab

Jāmī, 1414-1492

Date: 16th century, dated 1596
Description: Silsilat-aldhahab of Jami, in three books. Book 1 begins on fol. 1v, Book 2 on fol. 63v, Book 3 on fol. 90v

Format: Ms. codex ; 106 leaves : paper, ill., 300 x 195 (written area 228 x 140) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 4 miniatures; illuminated frontispiece on the first two pages; coloured and gilt chapter headings; some pages with gilt patterns
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 17 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written, 1596 [A.H. 1004]


Provenance: John Bardoe Elliott.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 928 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 339 ; Title: Sadd-i-Iskandar

Alisher Navoii, 1441-1501

Date: 15th century, dated 1485
Description: Alexander's wall', the fifth mathnawi of the Khamsah (quintet) of Nawa'i (Alisher Navoii), composed 1485.

Format: Ms. codex ; 97 leaves : paper, ill., 276 x 180 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 4 miniatures; margins coloured and sprinkled with gold
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 21 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Turkish / Origin: Written, 1485 [A.H. 890], for the library of Sultan Badi-alzaman Bahadurkhan.


Provenance: Sir Gore Ouseley: introductory notes on fols. iv-v, dated Hall Barn Park 1838. Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley on first and last flyleaves.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2120 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 340 ; Title: Sadd-i-Iskandar

Alisher Navoii, 1441-1501

Date: 16th century, dated 1553
Description: Alexander's wall', the fifth mathnawi of the Khamsah (quintet) of Nawa'i (Alisher Navoii), composed 1485.

Format: Ms. codex ; 101 leaves : paper, ill., 326 x 205, bound to 335 x 215 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: gold patterned paper showing flower and animal designs; illuminated frontispiece; 5 miniatures
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 20 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian /


Provenance: Sir Gore Ouseley: introductory notes on fols. iii-iv, dated Hall Barn Park February 1838.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2121 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 403 ; Title: Tīmūrnāma

Hātifī, d. 1520 or 1

Date: 16th century, second half
Description: Epic poem recounting the life and victories of Timur (Tamerlane), composed by the poet Hatifi, d. 1520-1 (A.H. 927)

Format: Ms. codex ; 202 leaves : paper, ill., 232 x 130, bound to 250 x 140 (written area 147 x 75) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: frontispiece, 7 miniatures
Layout:Written in 2 columns of 12 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian / Written about 1576 [A.H. 983] ; Colophon, fol. 202a, shows signs of tampering.


Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1006 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 408 ; Title: Farhād u Shīrīn

Alisher Navoii, 1441-1501

Date: 15th century, dated 1485 [A.H. 890]
Description: Farhad and Shirin', the second mathnawi of Nawai's (Alisher Navoii's) Khamsah (quintet), composed 1484

Format: Ms. codex ; 78 leaves : paper, ill., 271 x 183 (written area 158 x 107) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminated frontispiece, 1 miniature
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 21 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Turkish / Origin: Written, 1485 [A.H. 890], for the library of Sultan Badi-alzaman Bahadurkhan.


Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley inside front and back covers. MS. note by Sir Gore Ouseley, dated Hall Barn Park, 1838, on f. vb from front.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2117. SC 25150 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Elliott 418 ; Title: Yūsuf va Zulaykhā

Jāmī, 1414-1492

Date: 16th century, dated 1595
Description: The romance of Yūsuf (Joseph) and Zulaykha (Zuleika), Potiphar's wife. Composed by Jāmī, c. 1470

Format: Ms. codex ; 64 leaves : paper, ill., 300 x 195 (written area 223 x 135, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 13 miniatures, fols. 12a, 13b. 17b, 20b, 24b, 27b, 33a, 36b, 37b, 42b, 47a, 56a, 59a.
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 17 lines

Summary: Persian /


Provenance: Commissioned by Shirdilkhan Fakhr alisfahani alkacari.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 910 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Fraser 73 ; Title: Kulliyyāt-i-Sa‘dī [portion]

Sa‛dī

Date: undated
Description: The collected works of Muslih-aldin Sa‘di (c.1189-c.1292).

Format: Ms. codex ; 177 leaves : paper, 237 x 145 (written area 137 x 75, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations, 2 miniatures: fols. 1b, 2a
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 19 lines; margin column, 12 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 687 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Georg. b.1 ; Title: [Menologion for March-August, followed by biographies of saintly women]

Date: 11th century, dated 1038-40
Description: A Georgian liturgical manuscript made in Jerusalem, 11th century

Format: Ms. codex ; ff. 500 (missing 3 gatherings) : vellum, 390 x 250 mm. (leaf)

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout:

Summary: Georgian /
Contents: Calendar of saints, including an account of the sack of Jerusalem by the Persians in AD 614 (fols. 124-165)

Record source and standard citations: Barrett, p. 305 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Greaves 1 ; Title: Yūsuf va Zulaykhā

Jāmī, 1414-1492

Date: 16th century, dated 1569
Description: The romance of Yūsuf (Joseph) and Zulaykha (Zuleika), Potiphar's wife. Composed by Jāmī, c. 1470

Format: Ms. codex ; 154 leaves : paper, 245 x 145 mm. (leaf)

Physical description: Decoration: 6 miniatures (paintings)
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 14 lines

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 908 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Greaves 27 ; Title: Jāmiٔ bayna al-ٔilm wa-al-ٔamal al-nāfiٔ fī s,ināٔat al-h,iyal [The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices]

Jazarī, Ismā‛īl ibn al-Razzāz, fl. 1181-1204.

Date: 14th century, dated 1341
Description: Treatise on water clocks, automata, water raisers, and other machines composed by Jazari in 1206.

Format: Ms. codex ; 115 leaves : paper, 165 x 175 mm. (leaf)

Physical description: Decoration: 70 illustrations
Layout: Written in 27 lines

Summary: Arabic /

References: Donald R. Hill, The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by Ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari. (Dordrecht and Boston: D. Reidel, 1974)

Record source and standard citations: Uri, 886 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Greaves 42 ; Title: Nuzhat al-mushtāq fī ikhtirāq al-āfāq

Idrīsī, ca. 1100-1166

Date: 12th century, dated 1153 [A.H. 548]
Description: The first three portions of a medieval Arabic geography, describing the known world from the equator to the latitude of North Africa, and from the Atlantic to Eastern China. This manuscrip contains the text of al-Idrisi up to the end of the third climate (of seven climates described in the entire text).

Format: Ms. codex ; : paper, ill., 320 x 235, bound to 335 x 270 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: maps
Layout:
Script: Arabic North African

Summary: Arabic /


Provenance: Donor inscription of Thomas Greaves, fol. ia

Record source and standard citations: Uri, 884 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32 ; Title: [Fragments from the Cairo Geniza]

Date: undated

Format: ; 100 leaves : paper,

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout:

Summary: Hebrew /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32, fols. 1, 2 ; Title: [Fragment of a sermon in praise of the Levite] ... [etc.]

Date: undated

Format: ; 2 leaves : paper, 230 x 156 (written area 170 x 100) mm.

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout: Written in 19 long lines
Script: Oriental semi-cursive

Summary: Hebrew /
Contents: 1. fol. 1 [Fragment of a sermon in praise of the Levite] -- fol. 2 [Fragment of a sermon on Canticles iv. 3]

Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32, fols. 3, 4 ; Title: [Fragment of the Midrash on Prov. xvi. 3 to xvi. 31] ... [etc.]

Date: undated

Format: ; 2 leaves : parchment, 245 x 148 (written area 233 x 120) mm.

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout: Written in 34 long lines

Summary: Hebrew /
Contents: fol. 3. [Fragment of the Midrash on Prov. xvi. 3 to xvi. 31] -- fol. 4. [Fragment of the Midrash on Prov. xxiii. 23 to xxv. 1]

Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32, fols. 5-10 ; Title: [Rabbi Hananel's commentary on the Babylonian Talmud]

Hananel ben Ḥushi'el, d. 1055 or 6

Date: undated

Format: ; 6 leaves : parchment, 230 x 160 (written area 165 x 120) mm.

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout: Written in 26 long lines
Script: Sephardic semi-cursive

Summary: Hebrew /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32, fols. 11-26 ; Title: [A casuistical book in Arabic]

Date: undated

Format: ; 16 leaves : paper, 265 x 155 (written area 220 x 110) mm.

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout: written in 29 long lines
Script: Oriental cursive

Summary: Arabic /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb.d.32, fols. 27-29 ; Title: [A philosophical treatise in Arabic]

Date: undated

Format: ; ? : parchment, 230 x 140 (written area 218 x 140) mm.

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout: Written in 27 long lines
Script: Oriental semi-cursive

Summary: Arabic /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32, fols. 29-38 ; Title: [Responsa of Rabbi Isaac ben Jacob Alfasi (1013-1103)]

Isaac al-Fasi

Date: undated

Format: ; ? : paper, 220 x 150 (written area 150 x 105) mm.

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout: Written in 19 long lines
Script: Oriental semi-cursive

Summary: Arabic /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32, fols. 39-46 ; Title: [Fragment of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah]

Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204

Date: undated

Format: ; 8 leaves : paper, 230 x 155 (written area 180 x 180) mm.

Physical description:
Layout: Written in 24 long lines

Summary: Hebrew /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32, fols. 47-56 ; Title: [Fragment of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah]

Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204

Date: undated

Format: ; 10 leaves : paper, 225 x 155 (written area 165 x 105) mm.

Physical description:
Layout: Written in 18 long lines

Summary: Hebrew /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32, fols. 57-62 ; Title: [Fragment of Maimonides' Mishneh Torah]

Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204

Date: undated

Format: ; 6 leaves : paper, 232 x 150 (written area 165 x 95) mm.

Physical description:
Layout: Written in 19 long lines

Summary: Hebrew /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32, fols. 63-78 ; Title: [Commentary on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah]

Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204

Date: undated

Format: ; 6 leaves : paper, 225 x 150 (written area 175 x 115) mm.

Physical description:
Layout: Written in 22 long lines

Summary: Hebrew /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. d.32, fols. 79-100 ; Title: [Arabic commentary on Maimonides' Mishneh Torah]

Date: undated

Format: ; 22 leaves : paper, 265 x 180 (written area 190 x 120) mm.

Physical description:
Layout: Written in 24 long lines

Summary: Hebrew /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2794 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Heb. e.62 ; Title: [Fragment of Ecclesiastes, chapter xl.9-xlix.11]

Date: undated

Format: ; 9 leaves : paper, 192 x 172 (leaf)

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout:

Summary: Hebrew /


Record source and standard citations: Edition, Oxford 1897 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Hodgson 8 (R) ; Title: Pañcarakşā [with fragment of Uṣṇīṣavijayadhāraṇi]

Date: 12th-14th centuries
Description: Nepalese Sanskrit manuscript of the Pañcarakşā, five collections of charms for warding off evil, with several small fragments including the Uṣṇīṣavijayadhāraṇi, probably 14th century.

Format: Palm-leaf manuscript ; : palm-leaf, 45 x 270 (leaf)

Physical description: Decoration: paintings on inside of upper and lower boards
Layout: 2 columns of 6 lines

Summary: Sanskrit /
Contents: 1. ff. 1-132br, Pañcarakşā, 12th century? -- 2. ff. 132bv-134v, [Sanskrit fragment, 17th century] -- 3. 135-137, Uṣṇīṣavijayadhāraṇi, 14th century? -- 4. ff. 132a-138, Fragments in the handwriting of Friedrich Max Müller (1823-1900) -- 5. f. 139, Hindu and Devanagari writing

Provenance: Given by B.H. Hodgson to the Bodleian Library in 1837

Record source and standard citations: Winternitz. 1447 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Hunt. 117 ; Title: Commentary on Mishnah Zeraim

Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204

Date: 12th century, c. 1165
Description: Autograph manuscript of Maimonides' Commentary on Mishnah Zeraim.

Format: Ms. codex ; 133 leaves : paper, 275 x 190 (written area 230 x 150) mm.

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout: Written in 31 long lines
Script: Sephardic semi-cursive

Summary: Judeo-Arabic /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 393 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Hunt. 264 ; Title: Tabs,irat arbāb al-albāb fī kayfīyat al-najāh fī al-h,urūb

Ṭarsūsī, Marḍī ibn 'Alī, d. 1193

Date: 12th century
Description: Manuscript made for Saladin (Salahuddin), general of Egypt during the 12th-century European crusades, describing weapons and techniques of warfare.

Format: Ms. codex ; 209 leaves : double-sided paper, 245 x 180 (written area 155 x 130) mm.

Physical description: Decorations: gilt lettering of preface and colophon. Illustrations, fols. 85a, 85b, 87b, 92a, 94a, 102b, 117b, 133a, 134b-135a, 137a, 138a
Layout: Written in 11 lines.

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Commissioned by Saladin; colophon fols. 213b-214a.


Provenance: Inscription on fol. 4a, "R. Huntingdon".

Record source and standard citations: Uri, 371 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Hunt. 598 ; Title: Bakhtiar Nameh

Date: 15th century, c. 1435

Format: Ms. codex ; 148 leaves : paper, 252 x 165 mm.

Physical description: Decorations: illuminated frontispiece
Layout: Written in 15 long lines

Summary: Uigur /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2085 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Hunt. 80 ; Title: Mishneh Torah I-II

Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204

Date: ?
Description: Maimonides' Misheh Torah with poems by other authors in praise of Maimonides.

Format: Ms. codex ; 188 leaves : paper, 290 x 210 (written area 220 x 145) mm.

Physical description: Decorations: diagrams
Layout: Written in 25 lines.
Script: oriental semi-cursive

Summary: Hebrew /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 577 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Huntington 212 ; Title: Ṣuwar al-kawākib#Book of constellations of the fixed stars

Ṣūfī, ‘Abd al-Raḥmān ibn ‘Umar, 903-986

Date: 12th century, c. 1170 [A.H. 566]
Description: Illustrated treatise on astronomy

Format: Ms. codex ; 174 leaves : paper,

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout:

Summary: Arabic /

References: History of cartography, p. 52

Record source and standard citations: Uri, 899 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Hyde 10 ; Title: Yūsuf va Zulaykhā

Jāmī, 1414-1492

Date: 17th century, dated 1683
Description: Jami's poem of Yusuf and Zuleikha

Format: Ms. codex ; 175 leaves : paper, ill.,

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations, 3 miniatures
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 12 lines.
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written in 1683 (A.H. 1094)


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 915 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ind. Inst. Misc. 14 ; Title: Drawings of the principal Hindoo deities, and of the principal sacred flowers offered at their shrines; with concise illustrations (pt. 1)

Malkin, William

Date: 19th century, dated 1831
Description: Album of pictures of Hindu deities and botanical illustrations, compiled in Bangalore, India, 1831, by Revd. William Malkin

Format: Album ; 84 leaves : paper, ill., 293 x 385 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 35 miniatures
Layout:

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ind. Inst. Misc. 21 ; Title: Kalighat paintings

Date: 19th-20th century

Format: Album ; : paper, ill.,

Physical description:
Layout:

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ind. Inst. Misc. 22 ; Title: Kalighat paintings

Date: 19th-20th century

Format: Album ; : paper, ill.,

Physical description:
Layout:

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ind. Inst. Misc. 23 ; Title: Krishna playing the flute (micrographic drawing)

Date: undated
Description: Drawing (with micrography) of Krishna playing the flute, attended by a female devotee. Ink with colour wash.

Format: ; 1 drawing : ink and wash on paper, 500 x 315 mm.

Physical description:
Layout:

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ind. Inst. Misc.15 ; Title: Drawings of the principal Hindoo deities, and of the principal sacred flowers offered at their shrines; with concise illustrations (pt. 2)

Malkin, William

Date: 19th century, dated 1831
Description: Album of pictures of Hindu deities and botanical illustrations, compiled in Bangalore, India, 1831, by Revd. William Malkin

Format: Album ; 109 leaves : paper, ill., 293 x 385 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 41 miniatures
Layout:

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ind. Inst. Sansk 72 ; Title: Shikshapatri

Date: undated

Format: ; : paper,

Physical description:
Layout:

Summary: Sanskrit - Gujerati /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ind. Misc. c.16 ; Title: Album of Indian portraits and courting scenes

Date: undated
Description: Album of court portraits, one identified as Aurangzeb, with a few scenes of lovers. Bound probably for a Western owner in the 19th century, using bright orange paper for many of the borders.

Format: Album ; 28 leaves : paper, ill., 310 x 260 mm.

Physical description:
Layout:

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ind. Misc. d.3 ; Title: Portraits of Indian rulers

Date: 18th century
Description: Album of small watercolour portraits of 178 Indian rulers from Timur (Tamerlane) to Aurangzib. The paintings are allegedly 18th-century copies, made before 1737, of originals in the court at Delhi.

Format: Album ; : paper, ill., 220 x 150 mm. (leaf)

Physical description: 178 paintings
Layout:

Summary: Hindu and English /


Provenance: With a letter from John Cleland (1710-1789) dated London, 8 July 1760, to Mr. Everard of Brasenose College (Oxford) describing the presentation of the book to Mr. Fraser in Surat; an inscription by Alexander Pope, dated 1737, on donating it to Bodleian Library

Record source and standard citations: Aufrecht, Sanskrit Cat., 854 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Kennicott 1 ; Title: Bible. O.T.

Date: 15th century, dated 1476
Description: Bible (O.T.), highly decorated, with contemporary Hispano-Moresque box-binding. Made at Corunna in north-west Spain for Isaac de Braga and written by the scribe Moses ibn Zabara, who completed the work in [?]1476.

Format: Ms. codex ; : parchment,

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations, including carpet-pages, and illustrations throughout the text.
Layout:
Script: Sephardic

Summary: Hebrew / Origin: Written in Corunna, Spain, 1476.


Provenance: Commissioned by Isaac de Braga, Corunna, Spain, 15th century. Acquired for the Radcliffe Library, Oxford, by Benjamin Kennicott (1718-1783). Transferred to the Bodleian Library, 1872.

Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 2322 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Laud Or.149 ; Title: Album of ragamala pictures and other Indian paintings

Date: 17th century, c. 1600-1640

Format: Album ; 66 leaves : paper, ill., 380 x 246 mm. (leaf)

Physical description: Decoration: 30 miniatures
Layout:

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1900 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Marsh 144 ; Title: Ṣuwar al-kawākib

Ṣūfī, ‘Abd al-Raḥmān ibn ‘Umar, 903-986

Date: 11th century, dated 1009-10 [A.H. 400]
Description: Al-Sufi's Book of the Fixed Stars, a revision of Ptolemy's Almagest with Arabic star names and drawings of the constellations.

Format: Ms. codex ; 419 pages : paper, ill., 265 x 180 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illustrations in text
Layout: 15 lines

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Written in 1009-10 (A.H. 400); colophon, p. 419


Provenance: Marsh bequest, 1713. Purchased by Narcissus Marsh at the sale of Jacob Golius's library in Leiden, 1696. Ownership inscription of Christian Ravius, 1641, p. 419.

Record source and standard citations: Uri, 926 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Marsh 294 ; Title: Portolan atlas

Sharafī al-Ṣifāqsī, 'Alī ibn Ah,mad, fl. c. 1570

Date: ?16th century
Description: Portolan atlas containing a world map, regional maps of the Mediterranean, and astronomical and chronological tables; undated manuscript of a work compiled c.1571.

Format: Ms. codex ; 16 leaves : paper, 268 x 207 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 8 pages of maps.

Summary: Arabic /

Record source and standard citations: Uri, 935; Nicoll p. 602; S.C. 9289 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Marsh 431 ; Title: Yūsuf va Zulaykhā

Jāmī, 1414-1492

Date: 16th century, second half, c. 1575
Description: Jami's poem of Yusuf and Zuleikha

Format: Ms. codex ; 175 leaves : paper, ill., 278 x 160 (written area 152 x 75) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 3 miniatures
Layout: 2 columns, 12 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written c. 1575, date speculative: see Persian art of the book [Robinson and Gray], (1972), p.21


Provenance: Marsh bequest, 1713. Purchased by Narcissus Marsh at the sale of Jacob Golius's library in Leiden, 1696. Ownership inscription of Christian Ravius, 1641, p. 419.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 905 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Marsh 458 ; Title: Maqāmāt al-H'arīrī

H'arīrī, 1054-1122

Date: 14th century, dated 1337
Description: An illustrated manuscript of al-Hariri's picaresque stories

Format: Ms. codex ; 129 leaves : paper, ill., 375 x 260 (written area 265 x 187, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illustrations in text
Layout:

Summary: Arabic /


Provenance: Marsh bequest, 1713. Purchased by Narcissus Marsh at the sale of Jacob Golius's library in Leiden, 1696. Ownership inscription of Christian Ravius, 1641, p. 419.

Record source and standard citations: Uri, Arab. Moh. 353 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Marsh 517 ; Title: Būstān

Sa‛dī

Date: 16th century, first half, c. 1515-20
Description: First two pages illuminated; chapter headings on gold ground.

Format: Ms. codex ; 64 leaves : paper, ill., 245 x 165 (written area 150 x 97, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations on first two written pages; 3 miniatures, fols. 9b, 34a, 59b.
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 17 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written c. 1520, date speculative: see Persian art of the book [Robinson and Gray], (1972), p. 16


Provenance: Marsh bequest, 1713. Purchased by Narcissus Marsh at the sale of Jacob Golius's library in Leiden, 1696. Ownership inscription of Christian Ravius, 1641, p. 419.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1983 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Marsh 662 ; Title: Jawidan khirad

Ibn Miskawayh, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, d. 1030

Date: 11th century, dated 1047 [A.H. 439]
Description: Philosophical work of the 10th century A.D, in the Peripatetic School of Islamic philosophy.

Format: Ms. codex ; 147 leaves : paper, 295 x 195 (written area 225 x 125, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations in gilt
Layout: Written in 19 long lines

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Written in A.H.439; Colophon, fol. 164a.


Provenance: Marsh bequest, 1713. Purchased by Narcissus Marsh at the sale of Jacob Golius's library in Leiden, 1696.

Record source and standard citations: Uri, Arab. Moh. 292 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Marsh 667 ; Title: Makhrūt,āt [Konika]

Apollonius, of Perga

Date: 11th century, dated 1070
Description: Books 1-7 of the Conica, the geometrical treatise of Apollonius of Perga (c. 262-190 BC). Books 1-4 translated into Arabic by Hilāl b. Abī al-H#ims,i, Books 5-7 translated by Thābit bin K#urrah. With glosses by Nas,īr al-Dīn al-T,ūsī, transcribed from the copy of that author by Ibn al-Hawwab in 1263. This copy used by Edmund Halley in preparing his complete edition of the Conica, printed Oxford 1710.

Format: Ms. codex ; 173 leaves : paper, 310 x 210 (written area 235 x 150) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: diagrams
Layout: written in 29 long lines

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Dated in letters of the alphabet.

References: A.F.L. Beeston, "The Marsh manuscript of Apollonius's Conica," BLR 4:2 (1952)
Provenance: Marsh bequest, 1713. Purchased by Narcissus Marsh at the sale of Jacob Golius's library in Leiden, 1696. Ownership inscription by ?Golius on fol. 1a, "Halebi XIX Sept. Ann. MDCXXVII", i.e. 19 Sept. 1627; Ownership inscription by Narcissus Marsh, fol. 2a.

Record source and standard citations: Uri, 943 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Marsh. 294 ; Title: Sea-Atlas

‛Alī al-Sharafī al-Ṣafāḳusī

Date: 16th century, 1571 (A.H. 979)

Format: ; 16 leaves : paper,

Physical description:

Summary: Arabic /


Provenance: Purchased by Narcissus Marsh in 1696 from the collection of Jacob Golius; bequeathed to the Bodleian Library 1714.

Record source and standard citations: Uri, 935; S.C. 9289 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Oppenheim 154 ; Title: Meshal ha-Kadmoni

Sahula, Isaac ben Solomon, 13th cent.

Date: 15th century, dated 1450
Description: A mid-15th century illustrated manuscript of Hebrew animal fables, composed by Isaac ben Solomon Sahula in the 13th century. This manuscript copy predates the first printed edition of these fables, in Venice in 1491, by less than 50 years.

Format: Ms. codex ; 59 leaves : parchment, 275 x 175 (written area 210 x 130) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illustrations and diagrams. 52 illustrations in the text, on 51 pages; 5 astronomical/astrological charts on 5 pages
Layout: Written in 36 long lines.
Script: Ashkenazi semi-cursive

Summary: Hebrew / Origin: Colophon, fol. 59b


Provenance: ownership inscription, Joseph b. Sim[ha]; collection of David ben Abraham Oppenheimer (1667-1735), Chief Rabbi of Prague; collection of Isaak Berend Salomon of Hamburg; purchased by the Bodleian Library, 1829

Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 1405; Beit-Arié, Supplement, 234 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 14 ; Title: [Collection of Persian poetry]

Date: undated
Description: Composite manuscript in three sections, containing treasures of Persian poetry from the 13th to 18th centuries A.D.

Format: Ms. composite codex ; 239 leaves : ,

Physical description:
Layout: Various page formats
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Ouseley, 88. ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 14, fols. 109-167 ; Title: Dīwān-i-Amīr Saifī

Saifi, Yadgarbeg, d. 1465

Date: 15th century, second half, c. 1481
Description: Lyrical poems composed in the first half of the 15th century (A.D.)

Format: Ms. codex ; 59 leaves : paper, ill., 205 x 103 (written area 120 x 45, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminated title page; 3 miniatures, fols. 113a, 145b, 159b.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 10 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 888 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 14, fols. 1-108 ; Title: K,irān-alsa'dain

Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī,ca. 1253-1325

Date: 17th century, second half, dated ?1691
Description: Historical poem describing an episode in the Mughal invasions of India, composed by the 13th-century poet Amir Khusrau.

Format: Ms. codex ; 108 leaves : paper, 213 x 105 (written area 165 x 72) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: none.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 19 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written c. 1691/ A.H. 1102; colophon, fol. 108a.


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 773 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 14, fols.168-239 ; Title: [Diwan containing mathnawis and ruba'is]

Date: 18th century
Description: Diwan (collection of poetry), composed probably in the early 18th century. Contents: 1. Minhaj-almi'raj -- 2. Da'wat al-shikin -- 3. Gulzar-i-sa'adat -- 4. Thamarat-alhijab -- 5. Husn-i-Ittfak -- 6. Maimanatnama -- 7. Ruba'is -- 8. Jahannuma -- 9. Mukatta'at.

Format: Ms. codex ; 72 leaves : paper, 205 x 110 (written area 165 x 80) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: none.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 14 lines and border column of 22 lines.
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Provenance: Ownership inscription fol. 168a, "Wm. Ouseley, Isfahan 1811"

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1175 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 140 ; Title: Rubāiyyāt

Omar Khayyam

Date: 15th century, dated 1460
Description: 158 rubais of Omar Khayyam, arranged in alphabetical order.

Format: ; 42 leaves : paper,

Physical description: Decoration: illuminated frontispieces
Layout: Written in 10 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 525 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 18 ; Title: Dīwān-i-Mas'ūd

Qummī, Mas'ūd, d. 1485 or 6

Date: 15th century, dated 1481 (A.H. 886)

Format: ; 90 leaves : paper, ill., 205 a 102 (written area 120 x 45, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 3 miniatures, fols. 22a, 49a, 63b
Layout: Written in 10 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 885 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 19 ; Title: Khusraw va Shīrīn#Khusrau and Shirin

Hātifī, d. 1520 or 1

Date: 16th century

Format: Ms. codex ; 95 leaves : paper, ill., 207 x 130 mm. (written area 120 x 75 mm., frame-ruled)

Physical description: Decoration: 5 miniatures, fols. 26a, 37b, 49a, 61b, 90a
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 11 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1014 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 297 ; Title: Taswirhai Sultan Sanjar Waghairah [picture album]

Date: 19th century, dated 1811
Description: Twelve pictures collected by Sir W. Ouseley in 1811, at Isfahan, Shiraz, Kashan; containing portraits of Hafiz, Sa'di, Shah Ismail, Sultan Sanjar.

Format: Album ; 12 pictures : paper, ill., 300 x 230 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 12 miniature paintings

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1891 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 316 ; Title: Kullīyāt

Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3

Date: 17th century, c. 1600
Description: Safavid (16th-century) period manuscript of Nizami's five poetic stories,Khusrau u Shirin, Laila u Majnun, Haft Paikar, Iskandar-namah and Khirad-namah

Format: Ms. codex ; 384 leaves : paper, ill., 297 x 185 (written area 188 x 115, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations and miniatures. Illuminated double title-page, illuminated headings (fols. 33b, 119b, 178b, 246b, 336b), and 4 miniatures (paintings) (fols. 57a, 81b, 199b, 276b)
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 19 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /
Contents: 1. ff. 33b-118a Khusrau u Shirin -- 2. ff. 119b-177b Layla u Majnun -- 3. ff. 178b-244b Haft Paikar -- 4. ff. 246b-335a Iskandarnama -- 5. ff. 336b-384a Khiradnama

Provenance: On fol. 1a, ownership inscription: "Sir Wm. Ouseley".

Record source and standard citations: Robinson, Persian paintings, p. 145 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 317 ; Title: Khamsa-i-Nizāmī

Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3

Date: 17th century, dated 1646

Format: Ms. codex ; 317 leaves : paper, ill., 268 x 160 (written area 185 x 100, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: Illuminations and miniatures. Illuminated double title-pages (ff. 1b, 2a; 31b, 32a; 195b; 196a; 165b, 166a; 255b, 256a) and 8 miniatures (fols. 37b, 41a, 42b, 75b, 278b, 285a, 288a, 295a)
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 20 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written in 1646 (A.H. 1056); colophons on fol. 252b and 317b.


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 592 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 344 ; Title: Shāhnāma

Firdawsī

Date: 17th century, dated 1601

Format: Ms. codex ; ff. 579 : ill., 400 x 255 (written area 248 x 150, frame ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 26 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written in 1601 (A.H. 1010); colophon fol. 579.


Record source and standard citations: Ouseley, 2. Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 496 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 369 ; Title: Shāhnāma

Firdawsī

Date: 16th century, dated 1552

Format: Ms. codex ; ff. 601 : ill.,

Physical description: Decoration:
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 23 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written in 1552 (A.H. 959)


Provenance: On fol. 1a, inscription: "Bought at Sir Elijah Impey's sale in London, May 21, 1810"

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 494 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 379 ; Title: Kitāb-i-Samak 'Iyār (pt.1)

Ibn Abī al-Qāsim Shīrāzī, Ṣadaqah

Date: 14th century, first half, c. 1330
Description: V.1 of Kitab i Samak Iyar

Format: Ms. codex ; 229 leaves : paper, ill., 310 x 220 (written area 250 x 152, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decorations: illustrations within text.
Layout: Written in 27 long lines.
Script: naskh

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Ouseley, 445-447. Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 442 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 380 ; Title: Kitāb-i-Samak 'Iyār (pt.2)

Ibn Abī al-Qāsim Shīrāzī, Ṣadaqah

Date: 14th century, first half, c. 1330
Description: V.2 of Kitab i Samak Iyar

Format: Ms. codex ; 220 leaves : paper, ill., 310 x 220 (written area 250 x 152, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decorations: illustrations within text.
Layout: Written in 27 long lines.
Script: naskh

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Ouseley, 445-447. Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 442 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley 381 ; Title: Kitāb-i-Samak 'Iyār (pt. 3)

Ibn Abī al-Qāsim Shīrāzī, Ṣadaqah

Date: 14th century, first half, c. 1330
Description: V.3 of Kitab i Samak Iyar

Format: Ms. codex ; 335 leaves : paper, ill., 295 x 195 (written area 250 x 152, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decorations: illustrations within text.
Layout: Written in 27 long lines.
Script: naskh

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Ouseley, 445-447. Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 442 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 1 ; Title: Kitāb-i-Dāstān

Date: 16th century, dated 1556
Description: Four tales: [1] -- [2] -- [3] -- [4]

Format: Ms. codex ; 171 leaves : paper, ill.,

Physical description: Decoration: frontispiece; 11 miniatures (paintings)
Layout:
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 459 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 21 ; Title: Mihr-u Mushtari

‘Aṣṣār Tabrīzī, Muḥammad, d. 1382 or 3

Date: 16th century, middle

Format: Ms. codex ; 216 leaves : paper, ill., 250 x 150 (155 x 82)

Physical description: Decorations: illuminations, 6 miniatures
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 12 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian / Undated


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 813; Robinson, 833-838 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 24 ; Title: Majālis al-ushshāq [The assemblies of lovers]

Sultan Husayn Mirza

Date: 16th century, dated 1552
Description: "The assemblies of lovers", 76 biographies of famous mystics and lovers.

Format: Ms. codex ; 195 leaves : paper, ill., 287 x 180 (181 x 110)

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations, 74 miniatures
Layout: Written in 15 long lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written 1552 [A.H. 959] Colophon, fol. 197a


Provenance: Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1271; Robinson, 754-827 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 26 ; Title: Dīwān-i-Hafiz

Hāfiz, 14th cent.

Date: 16th century, dated 1538

Format: Ms. codex ; 161 leaves : paper, ill., 221 x 125 (written area 158 x 90) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 4 miniatures

Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 137 ; Title: Lailā Majnūn

Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3

Date: 1573? or 1473?
Description: Nizami's poem of Layla and Majnun.

Format: Ms. codex ; 153 leaves : paper. ill., 260 x 170 (written area 150 x 80) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: Illuminations and miniatures. Frontispiece ff. 1b-2a, 9 miniatures, ff. 31b, 44b, 59a, 68a, 75a, 89b, 105a, 132b, 149b.
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 15 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written in ?1573 (A.H. ?981); colophon, f. 153a, damaged.


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 605 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 166 ; Title: Indian picture album

Date: 17th-18th centuries
Description: 44 pictures, including court, harem, and hunting scenes, with portraits

Format: Album ; 44 leaves : paper, ill., binding, 443 x 330 approx.; leaf 440 x 320



Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1893 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 167 ; Title: Album of Indian paintings and calligraphy

Date: 17th-18th centuries
Description: An album of 40 Indian pictures with 20 calligraphic specimens.

Format: Album ; 42 leaves : paper, ill., 375 x 260 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 40 paintings
:

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1896 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 169 ; Title: Album of Indian pictures: Ragamala series

Date: 17th-18th centuries
Description: An album of 36 Indian pictures in a Ragamala series

Format: Album ; 36 leaves : paper, ill., 315 x 225 mm. (leaf)

Physical description: Decoration: 36 paintings

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1892 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 170 ; Title: Indian picture album

Date: 17th-18th centuries
Description: 21 pictures and 17 calligraphic specimens

Format: Album (disbound) ; 21 leaves : paper, ill., disbound in box, sheets 365 x 265



Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1895 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 171 ; Title: Indian picture album

Date: 16th-18th centuries
Description: 25 pictures, in various Indian styles, and 1 specimen of calligraphy

Format: Album (disbound) ; 25 leaves : paper, ill., box, 600 x 445

Physical description: Decoration: 25 paintings

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1894 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 172 ; Title: Indian picture album

Date: undated
Description: An album of 20 leaves containing 15 paintings, with calligraphic specimens and cut-paper work designs mounted in patterned-paper borders

Format: Album ; 20 leaves : paper, ill., covers 360 x 273; leaf 345 x 260

Physical description: Decoration: 15 paintings

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1899 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 173 ; Title: Indian picture album, c. 18th century, ostensibly of portraits of the Mughal emperors from the time of Timur, from the collection of Sir Gore Ouseley #House of Timur spine title

Date: 18th century
Description: An album of 34 leaves containing Indian paintings and calligraphy, with two lithographs inserted, and a manuscript introduction of 5 leaves (viii-xi) and other notes by Sir Gore Ouseley. Paintings numbered in the album following Western style of codex opening on right. The paintings ostensibly depict

Format: Album ; 34 album leaves with additional material : paper, ill., binding 435 x 300 x 40; box 457 x 325 x 57

Physical description: Decoration: 34 paintings

Summary: Indian /


Provenance: Engraved armorial bookplate of Sir Gore Ouseley on flyleaves at front and back.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1897 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 174 ; Title: Indian picture album, c. 18th century, containing Hindu religious scenes, love scenes, and animal pictures, from the collection of Sir Gore Ouseley

Date: 18th century
Description: An album of 24 Indian paintings, several on Hindu religious themes, with specimens of Persian calligraphy.

Format: Album ; 24 leaves : paper, ill., binding 315 x 245 mm.

Physical description:

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1898 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 175 ; Title: Collection of poems

Date: undated

Format: Ms. codex ; 318 leaves : paper, ill., 310 x 190 (written area 245 x 135, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 11 miniatures; fols. 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 12a, 148b, 149a, 198a, 318a, 318b, 319a

Summary: /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 816, 859, 863 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 175 ; Title: Dīwān-i-K,āsim-i-Anwār

Date: 16th century, dated 1526

Format: Ms. codex ; ?? : paper, ill.,

Physical description: Decoration: 3 miniatures
Layout:

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 863 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 175 ; Title: Dīwān-i-Maghribi

Date: 16th century, dated 1521
Description: Poems of Mulla Muhammad Shirin Maghribi

Format: Ms. codex ; not in Ethe; ff. 124? : paper, ill.,

Physical description: Decoration: 1 miniature;
Layout:
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian /
Contents: ff. 3v-6v margin-columns, ff. 7r-12r, dibaca in prose and Arabic poems; ff. 12v, ghazals, in alphbetical order; f. 100r, kasidas, tarji'bands, 1 mathnawi; f. 120r, ruba'is.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 859 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 175 ; Title: Dīwān-i-H,āfiz

Date: 16th century, dated 1521

Format: Ms. codex ; ?? : paper, ill.,

Physical description:
Layout:

Summary: /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 816 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 176 ; Title: Shāhnāma

Firdawsī

Date: 15th century, c. 1430
Description: Copy of the Shahnamah made for Ibrahim Sultan b. Shah Rukh, c. 1430.

Format: Ms. codex ; 468 leaves : paper, ill.,

Physical description: Decoration: illuminated frontispieces, 47 full- and half-page miniatures, 5 drawings
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 31 lines
Script: nasta'liq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 501; Robinson, 81-132 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 177 ; Title: Dīwān-i-Khāk,ān

Qājār, Fath `Alī Shāh, Shah of Iran, d. 1834

Date: undated
Description: Diwan (collection of poetry) by Khakan, i.e. Fath Ali Shah of Persia

Format: ; 110 leaves : paper, ill.,

Physical description: Decoration: illustrations on binding; illuminated frontispieces; marginal decorations
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 12 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /
Contents: 1. Dibaca in prose -- 2. Kasidas -- 3. Ghazals -- 4. Various short poems -- 5. Tarji'bands -- 6. Mathnawis -- 7. Further short poems -- 8. Tarkibbands -- 9. Ruba'is -- 10. Prose conclusion

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1201 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Ouseley Add. 178 ; Title: Kuran

Date: undated
Description: Manuscript of the Kuran, richly decorated with blue and gilt illuminations, frontispiece on two pages, chapter headings, marginal decorations on every page, and gilt roundels marking the verses.

Format: Ms. codex ; 285 leaves : paper, 370 x 240 (225 x 150)

Physical description: Decoration: Illuminations. Illuminated frontispiece on fols. 1b-2a, text in gold, border decorations throughout, chapter headings white on gilt.
Layout: Written in 12 long lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Arabic /


Provenance: inscription on fol. 1a, "Sir Gore Ouseley Bart."

Record source and standard citations: Ethé Arabic (ms.), 150 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pali a.27 (R) ; Title: [Buddhist scriptures in Pali]

*Jacqueline Filliozat has made a full description of the text -- where published?

Date: undated
Description: Parabeik or folding book of Buddhist texts in Pali

Format: Folding ms. ; 78 openings : paper, ill., 95 x 660 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 40 miniatures, each c. 190 x 220 mm.
Layout: Written in 5 lines, per page (10 lines per opening), in one or two columns
Kham compressed

Summary: Pali /
Contents: 1. [Vinayapitaka - Suttavibhanga - Parajika] -- 2. [Dighanikaya - Brahmajalasutta] -- 3. [Abhidhammamatika] -- 4. Sahassaneyya -- 5. Mahabuddhaguna -- 6. Mahabuddhagunavannana -- 7. Unhisavijaya

Provenance: Letter of gift to Mr. Thomson of Edinburgh [19th century]; Letter (in English) describing the contents of the manuscript from B. Clough, Ceylon, 1819.

Record source and standard citations: Filliozat, p. 12 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pers. a.2(1) ; Title: [Letter from Nāṣir al-Dīn Shāh to Shafi'khan]

Nāṣir al-Dīn Shāh,Shah of Iran, 1831-1896

Date: 19th century, dated 1852

Format: ; : ,

Physical description:

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2394-5 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pers. a.2(2) ; Title: [Portrait of Nasir al-Din Shah]

Muhammad Hasan Afshar NOTLC

Date: undated

Format: ; : ,

Physical description:

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2394-5 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pers. b.1 ; Title: Indian picture album

Date: undated
Description: Album of Indian paintings, including Ragamala scenes, and calligraphic specimens

Format: Album ; 39 leaves with interleavings : paper; ill., 428 x 290 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 38 miniatures

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pers. c.39 ; Title: Bustan

Sa‛dī

Date: 16th century, second half, approx. 1590-1600

Format: Ms. codex ; 55 leaves : paper; ill., 310 x 200 (written area 182 x 103, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 5 miniatures (paintings); fols. 6a, 16b, 34b, 40a, 48a
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 21 lines

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: [none] ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pers. c.39* ; Title:

Date: undated

Format: ; : ,

Physical description:

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pers. c.4 ; Title: Shāhnāma

Firdawsī#?Abdallah bin Shaban bin Haidar alashtarjani

Date: 15th century, dated 1448
Description: Epic poem of the history of kings of Persia (Iran). Contains the rare preface with biography of the author, Firdausi.

Format: ; 539 leaves, 4 columns, 25 lines : ,

Physical description: Decoration: illuminated frontispieces; illuminated headings; full page miniatures

Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 1977 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pers. d.102 ; Title: Lailā Majnūn

Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3

Date: 16th century, c. 1570
Description: Poem of Laila and Majnun, by Nizami

Format: Ms. codex ; 110 p. : paper, ill., 245 x 170 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 9 miniatures, pp. 27, 35, 41, 47, 53, 65, 66, 82, 105; illuminated frontispiece
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 21 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Provenance: James Atkinson, 1780-1852. Purchased by Bodleian Library, 1951.

Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2845 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pers. d.105 ; Title: Khamsa-i-Nizami

Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 4

Date: 1504
Description: Nizami's five poetic stories, Khusrau u Shirin, Laila u Majnun, Haft Paikar, Iskandar Nama, and Iqbal Nama

Format: ; 388 leaves : paper, ill., 275 x 160 (written area 180 x 100, frame-ruled) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminated frontispiece on ff. 1b-2a; illuminated headings; 5 miniatures, fols. 12b, 37b, 45a, 51b, 295b.
Layout: Written in 4 columns of 19 lines

Summary: Persian / Origin: Written 1504 [A.H. 909]; colophon, fol. 388a


Provenance: bought by the Bodleian Library from Sotheby's, 1957.

Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pers. d.43 ; Title: Gulistan

Sa‛dī

Date: 1640
Description:

Format: Ms. codex ; 166 leaves : paper, ill., 230 x 144; 152 x 82

Physical description: Decoration: 51 miniatures; marginal illustrations; calligraphy
Layout: Written in 13 lines
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2585 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pococke 295 ; Title: Commentary on Mishnah Nezikin and Kodashim

Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204#[scribe] Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204

Date: 12th century, c.1167
Description: Autograph manuscript of Maimonides' Commentary on Mishnah Nezikin and Kodashim

Format: Ms. codex ; 301 leaves : paper, 280 x 190 (written area 230 x 150) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: diagrams
Layout: Written in 31 long lines
Sephardic semi-cursive

Summary: Judeo-Arabic /


Record source and standard citations: Neubauer, Hebrew Cat., 404; UH 182 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pococke 375 ; Title: Nuzhat al-mushtāq fī ikhtirāq al-āfāq

Idrīsī, ca. 1100-1166

Date: 16th century, dated 1553

Format: Ms. codex ; 325 leaves : paper, ill. (maps), 300 x 218

Physical description: Decoration: 69 maps in text; 1 folding map
Layout: Written in 25 long lines

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Written in 1553; colophon, fol. 326b

References: Konrad Miller, Mappae arabicae (Stuttgart, 1926-31); Cartography in the traditional Islamic and South Asian societies (London: University of Chicago Press, 1987--)

Record source and standard citations: Uri, 887 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Pococke 400 ; Title: Kalīlah wa-Dimnah

Date: 14th century, dated 1354
Description: Arabic version of fables or folktales, featuring humans and animals, known in the Sanskrit version as the Panchatantra

Format: Ms. codex ; 152 leaves : paper, ill., 365 x 250

Physical description: Decoration: illustrations in text
Layout: Written in 15 long lines
Script: naskhi

Summary: Arabic / Origin: Written A.H. 755. Colophon, fol. 152b.

References: Esin Atil, Kalila wa Dimna: fables from a fourteenth-century Arabic manuscript. (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981)

Record source and standard citations: Uri, 356 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Sansk. a.7(R) ; Title: Tripiṭaka. Sūtrapiṭaka. Prajñāpāramitā. Aṣṭasāhasrikā

Date: 11th century, dated 1095
Description: The canonical work of Mahayana Buddhism, the Astrasahasrika Prajñāpāramitā, in 8000 verses.

Format: Palm-leaf manuscript ; 188 leaves : palm leaf, ill., 60 x 550

Physical description: 6 miniatures, figurative decorations on the inner and outer boards
Layout: Written in 3 columns of 6 lines
Script: Kutila

Summary: Sanskrit /


Record source and standard citations: Aufrecht, Sanskrit Cat., 1428 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Sansk. d.14 ; Title: Bakhshālī

Date: undated, see notes
Description: Birch-bark manuscript, discovered in 1881, of an early Indian mathematical work composed about 400 A.D.

Format: Birch-bark manuscript ; 70 leaves : birch bark, ill., 170 x 105 mm. approx.

Physical description: Decoration: diagrams

Script: Sarada

Summary: Sanskrit /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Sansk. d.337(R) ; Title: Indian playing cards

Date: undated

Format: Playing cards ; : ,

Physical description:

Summary: Indian /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Sansk. e.21(R) ; Title: Tatha gata jnana stuti gatha

Date: 12th century
Description: A collection of verses on the Buddha

Format: ; 23 leaves : palm leaf, 40 x 195 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 6 illuminations in the text, paintings on inner board
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 5 lines

Summary: Sanskrit /


Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Sansk. e.92(R) ; Title: Mahābhārata

Date: 19th century, dated 1802
Description: Complete text of the Mahabarata, the epic poem of Hindu mythology

Format: Ms. roll ; : , 73 m.

Physical description: Decoration: illuminations
Layout:
Script: devanagari

Summary: Sanskrit / Origin: Written 1802. Colophon at end of Bhīs#maparvan section, Sam#vat 1859 (=A.D. 1802)


Provenance: Acquired by Bodleian Library 1895

Record source and standard citations: ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Seld. Super. 98 ; Title: Dīwān-i-Shāhī

Amīr Shāhī Sabzavārī, Āq Malik, d. 1453.

Date: undated
Description: Lyrical poems composed in the early 15th century A.D., by Shahi.

Format: Ms. codex ; 87 leaves : paper, ill., 172 x 100 mm.

Physical description: Decoration: double page frontispiece on fols. 1b, 2a; illuminations
Layout: Written in 12 slanting lines on each page
Script: nasta‘līq

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 878 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Tibet a.24 (R) ; Title: Rnying ma'i rgyud 'bum

Date: 18th century, second half
Description: First volume from a 33-volume-set of the "Collected Tantras of the Rnying ma School" (Rnying ma'i rgyud 'bum) compiled in honour of Kah thog Rig 'dzin tshe dbang nor bu (1698-1755) in the second half of the 18th century.

Format: Ms. codex ; 302 leaves : paper, 120 x 570 (written area 63 x 375) mm.

Physical description: Decoration: 3 miniature paintings on upper cover; 2 miniature paintings on lower covers
Layout: Majority of text written in 7 lines.
dbu can

Summary: Tibetan /

References: Cathy Cantwell (2002). "Distinctive features of the Rig 'dzin Tshe dbang not bu (Waddell) edition of the Rnying ma'i rgyud 'bum." In: H. Eimer & D. Germano, The many canons of Tibetan Buddhism. (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library; 2/10) Leiden: Brill, pp. 359-376; Cathy Cantwell, Rob Mayer & Michael Fisher (2003). "The Rig 'dzin Tshe dbang nor bu edition of the rNying ma'i rgyud 'bum: an illustrated inventory." The Rig 'dzin Tshe dbang nor bu Edition of the rNying ma'i rgyud 'bum; Sam van Schaik (2000). "A catalogue of the first volume of the Waddell manuscript rNying ma rgyud 'bum." Tibet Journal, 25 (1), pp. 27-50.
Provenance: This volume was brought to England by Lt.-Col. Lawrence A. Waddell (1854-1938), a former Professor of Chemistry and Pathology in the Calcutta Medical College and Assistant Sanitary Commissioner under the Government of India. Waddell acted as Chief Medical Officer to the infamous Younghusband expedition to Central Tibet (1903-1904) in the course of which he obtained the manuscript. The Bodleian acquired it by purchase from Sotheby’s on the 17th March 1909. Most of the volumes from the 33-volume-set are kept in the British Library, London.

Record source and standard citations: ; Ralf Kramer (Bodleian Library, 2005)


Shelfmark: MS. Wardrop d.27 ; Title: Vep'khis tqaosani

Rustaveli, Shota, 12th/13th cent.

Date: 17th century, second half
Description: Georgian epic poem, The man in the panther skin, composed by Shot'a Rust'aveli in the late 12th or early 13th century

Format: Ms. codex ; 176 leaves : paper, ill., 245 x 170

Physical description: 18 miniatures, 3 illustrations in the text

mkhedruli

Summary: Georgian /


Provenance: Purchased from the executors of Sir Bernard Eckstein, the Marjory Wardrop fund contributing half the cost

Record source and standard citations: Barrett, p. 327 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Whinfield 33 ; Title: Rubāiyyāt

Omar Khayyam

Date: 19th century, dated c. 1856
Description: Edward Fitzgerald's manuscript of the copy made by E.B. Cowell of MS.. Ouseley 140

Format: Ms. codex ; 22 leaves : paper,

Physical description:
20 lines
European hand

Summary: Persian /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2548 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: MS. Zend. E 1 ; Title: Yacna

Date: 15th century, dated 1450
Description: Bactrian text of the Zoroastrian scripture, the Yasna, with Neriosengh's Sanskrit translation.

Format: ; 263 leaves : paper,

Physical description:

Summary: Pahlavi - Sanskrit /


Record source and standard citations: Bodleian Persian [etc.] Cat., 2399; Aufrecht, Sanskrit Cat., 1611 ; Oriental Surrogates Project record.


Shelfmark: Sinica 440/2 ; Title: Sheng guan tu

Date: 19th century, dated 1840
Description: Printed game with the object of attaining high rank in the Chinese imperial bureaucracy

Format: Single printed sheet ; 1 leaf : paper, 820 x 750 mm.

Physical description:

printed

Summary: Chinese /


Record source and standard citations: ; David Helliwell (Bodleian Library, 2006). Additional record in Bodleian Chinese catalogue.


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