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Borne time Professor of Persian in University College, London, and now 
Principal of the MiiJiammadan Madrasa College, Calcutta 



Sir TJiomas Adams Professor of Arabic and Fellow of Pembroke College 
in the University of Cambridge 





Preface • . . . . v-vii 

I. Description of Sir William Jones's Collection of MSS. 1-76 

II. Description of Ashburner MSS 77-169 

Supplementary Note by Dr. E. W. West . . . .171-172 

Index of Titles 173-180 

Index of Proper Names 181-189 


When_, in the year 1900, I completed and published my Hand-list 
of the Muhammadan Manuscripts in the Library of the University 
of Cambridge (which was itself the sequel and complement to the 
Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts of the same Library pub- 
lished four years earlier), I resolved that never again, if I could 
help it, would I undertake the drudgery of cataloguing- any but the 
smallest and most choice collections of Oriental books. Unfortu- 
nately, as the Persian proverb says : — 

*' Human foresight cannot avert predestined fate.'* My talented 
and valued friend Dr. E. Denison Ross (till lately Professor of 
Persian at University College, London), to whom the cataloguing of 
the two collections described in the following pages was entrusted 
by the India Office, accepted the post of Principal of the Muham- 
madan Madrasa College at Calcutta ere his work was completed, and 
sailed for India on October 17, 1901. In undertaking to complete 
his work, and in so doing to run counter to the decision above 
mentioned, I was actuated by two strong motives, friendship for one 
of the most gifted and amiable of my fellow-workers, and gratitude 
to the most liberal and enlightened of English Libraries. In nearly 
all civilised countries except England, manuscripts are freely lent 
(subject to reasonable precautions) by public Libraries to native and 
foreign echolars, whereby research is not merely aided but rendered 
possible. The general practice of English Libraries in refusing to 

vi PllEFACE. 

lend their manuscripts not only impedes study and fetters in- 
numerable useful enterprises, but would, but for the generosity and 
liberality of a few, at the head of which stands the India Office 
Library, inevitably result in the complete exclusion of British 
Orientalists from the privileges shared by their Continental 
colleagues. For this reason no Orientalist who has any adequate 
conception of his obligations and responsibilities would hesitate for 
a moment in rendering any service within his power to an institu- 
tion to which he is so deeply indebted. 

For the general plan of this Catalogue, and for the system of 
measurement adopted (which consists in giving in inches the area 
of that portion only of the page which is covered by writing), Dr. 
Ross is responsible ; and as far as p. 128, as stated in the note there 
printed, the work is entirely his. In the concluding portion, 
therefore, it only remained for me to follow, as closely as possible, 
what appeared to me to be his intentions. The Indices are entirely 
my work. For the full and scholarly description of one of the 
Pahlawi MSS. (No. ccxxviii), on pp. 171-172, I am indebted to 
Dr. E. W. West, whose unrivalled attainments in this field of 
knowledge are only equalled by his amiable readiness to place them 
at the disposal of all who seek his help. 

Of the two collections hereinafter described I am not in a 
position to say much. The first was originally presented by 
Sir William and Lady Jones to the Royal Society, at the end of 
January, 1792, and a summary description of it by Mr. C, (after- 
wards Sir Charles) Wilkins, F.R.S., will be found at the end 
of the last volume of Sir William Jones's Worlcs (pp. 399 et seqq, of 
vol. xiii of the edition published in 1807). The second, that of 
Mr. Burjorjee Sorabjee Ashburner, likewise belonged to the same 
Society, which, however, having neither the occasion to use nor the 
means properly to house these collections, wisely decided to transfer 
them to the custody of the India Office, which was done in July, 
1876. In consequence of this they are kept apart from the other 
manuscripts, and are not included in the catalogues which have been 
published, or are now in course of publication. Their compara- 
tively small extent renders it unnecessary to enlarge further upon 


their contents, and I will therefore confine myself to directing the 
attention of the reader to three of the most interesting Persian 
MSS. which they include, viz., Nos. xxviii, xlvi and lix. The 
first (pp. 21-23) is a copy of the rather rare Yusuf u Zulayhhd of 
Firdawsi, which appears to be important as representing a recension 
differing considerably from that made known by the indefatigable 
Dr. Ethe. The second (pp. 33-41) is a singularly fine and complete 
copy of the Knlliyydtj or collected Works, of the poet and polymath 
Mulla NuruM-Din 'Abdu*r- Rahman Jami. The last (pp. 53-54) 
is an exceedingly ancient, fine and quite complete copy of the 
valuable and mievQsiiw^Jawdmi^u'l-Hikdydt of Muhammad 'Awfi, 
the author of the very rare Biography of Poets (entitled Luhdhu 
'l-Albdb), of which the text is now being printed for me by Messrs. 
E. J. Brill of Leyden. The Zoroastrian MSS. contained in the 
Ashburner Collection are also in many cases of considerable interest, 
and derive an additional importance from the fact that many of them 
are of Persian, not Indian, origin. 

It only remains for me to hope that I have succeeded in carrying 
out the work begun and chiefly accomplished by my friend Dr. Ross 
according to his wishes, and to express my gratitude to Mr. Tawney 
and Mr. Thomas, the Librarian and Assistant Librarian of the India 
Office, for the kindness, courtesy and friendly help which has so 
greatly served to smooth and lighten my labours. 


Sejdemler 13, 1902. 





No. I. 

W. 129. Size 221 x 12. ff. 300. 11. 9. 

Al'far^'idu 'sh-Sharlfiyya. 

A Persian translation of Sayyid Sharif Jurjanfs commentary on the 
Sirujiyya, the famous treatise on the Muhammadan Law of Inheritance by 
Siraju'd-Din as-Sajawandi (cf. No, XCII of this List). The translator's 
name is Muhammad Qasim ibn Muhammad Da'im Bardwani, and he 
completed his work in a.h. 1189 (a.d. 1775-6.) 

The translator's preface begins : 

et-A— I ^^2^l,M«5 ^jiuicu,^ <jtA^^ls,'* /^trlfi'^ SJ-^i^I ^•^^' ^y^ 

The translation begins : 

and ends : 

uU- 6J^4i ^.vJU OJ^^Cw. iji^j^j ^^\ji ^^)^y^ ^1 <5^ ^j^ y. J 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in large Persian nasta'liq; 
wide decorative gilt margins throughout. 

This volume was given by Warren Hastings to Sir William Jones, 
who has made copious marginal notes throughout, and who writes at 
the end, " Kead four times with great attention, 22 Feb., 1793." 

Y. 6707. 1.1854. B 


No. II. 

W. 133. Size 15x8^. ff. 130. 11. 15. 

The same worlc. 

Begins and ends as No. I. 

Not dated. 18th century. Small nasta'li(i. 

No. III. 

W. 135. Size 21 xlOJ. ff. 618. 11. 25. 

Ashi^atul-Lama'at fi Sharhi l-Mishk^t. 

A Persian translation of, and commentary on, the Mishl'dtu %Masdhih, 
a well-known collection of the traditional sayings of Muhammad by 
Waliyyu 'd-Din Abu *Abdi 'llah Muhammad ibn 'Abdu 'llah al-Khatib 

Author: 'Abdu'1-Haqq ibn Sayfu 'd-Din ad-Dihlawi al-Bukhari 
(d. A.H. 1052). For an account of his life and works consult Kieu, 
Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 14 and 355. He completed this commentary in 
A.H 1025. 

The contents of this MS. correspond with those of vol. i of the 
Lucknow lithographed edition. 

Begins : , 

o*- d^ ^'^d^S^ J^ ^*-" J*^' <^ '^' 

Not dated. Probably of the 17th century. Written in a fair, small 

On the first page are impressed the seals of two servants of 'Alamgir, 
whose names are illegible. 

A Table of Contents has been added by a modern hand at the 
beginning of the volume. 

No. IV. 

W. 125. Size 16x9. If. 34. 11.18. 


A short treatise on the Law of Inheritance, based on the Sirdjiyya 
(see Nos. I, II, and XCII of this Collection). Composed at the 


instance of Muhammad Afadu 'd-Din al-Husayni, after whom the book 
is named. Compare No. XCV of this Catalogue. 

Author : Muhammad Wah'. 

The date of com[)osition is contained, the author tells us, in the 
letters of the title, that is, a.h. 1193. 

Begins : 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in a rough nasta*liq. 
Neither the author nor his book has been identified. 

No. V. 

W. 131. Size 16x7. fF. 387. 11.17. 

A popular exposition of Shi'a Law, written by command of Shah 
*Abbas (a.h. 996-1037). See Eieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 25, 26. 
Author: Shaykh Baha'u'd-Din Muhammad *Amili (d. A.u. 1030). 
Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1072. Written in small elegant nasta'liq. 

No. VI. 

W. 134. Size 14|— 15|x7— 8. ff. 119. 11.15. 

A discourse of the Imam Ja'far-i-Sadiq, handed down by his disciple 
Mufaddal ibn 'Umar, and translated from the Arabic into Persian. 
Translator : Muhammad Taqi ibn Muhammad Baqir. 
See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 845, where the title is given as 

^»t>SLj» X^y 6j^^, 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1170. Written in bad but legible nastadiq on bad paper. 


No. VII. 

W. 69. Size 18 x 10. fF. 671. 11. 19. 

Zafar-nama with the Muqaddima. 

The famous history of Amir Timur, completed, according to the 
Habibii 's-Sijar, in a.h. 828, preceded by the Muqaddima or Introduc- 
tiou, which, though written for the most part before a.h. 822, contains 
relations of events which took place as late as a.h. 831. 

Author: Sharafu'd-Din *Ali Yazdi (d. a.m. 858i). 

Copies of the Muqaddima are comparatively rare. It is sometimes 
found as a separate work, but more generally prefixed to the Zafar-ndma. 
In the separate form, copies are mentioned in Munich, no. 242 ; Vienna, 
no. 966 ; India Orfice, nos. 187, 188, and 189, where it is spoken of as 
iUli vAks ^Uxi); and Mr. A. G.Ellis, of the British Museum, has a copy 
in his private possession. As an Introduction to, and bound up with, 
the Zafar-ndma, beside the pre.^ent MS., others are mentioned in St. 
Petersburg, no. 292 ; Bodleian, no. 156 ; India Office, no. 173 ; and two 
copies in the British Museum, Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 174, 175. 

Muqaddima begins, f. 1/; : 

and ends, f. 1106 : 

^j;l5 J^) d^ X.T ^^T 1*1^^ ^^^jiri, C^^y- "^y- c)^ c)^ ^>JJt« 

^^*:JI isJJI ^^ ^ s^jSu, &s^j^ f)^ tS^^^>^W=^^ tit^^*<a&. 

The Zafar-ndma begins, f. 1116 : 

,l^„ ^^ «^iJl ^jj ^ l^;L^ l^i;^ ll*^ 
and ends, f . 665a : 

Ff. (d^^h — 6716 contain a series of extracts from the TuziiJcdt-i-Timuri, 
chosen without any apparent method, and written transversely across 
the page in a good shikasta hand, probably contemporary with the 
naskh of the rest of the MS. 

* Haji Khalifa, iv, p. 175, gives the date of Sharafu 'd-Din's death as 850. 


Begins with heading : 

Text begins : 

and ends : 

J. J;/ >^^M. ^ 

The Tuzukdt-i-Timuri were presented to Shah Jahan in a.h. 1047 
by Abu Talib al-Husayni, who declared that he had translated them 
from the Turki original. On their doubtful authenticity consult Kieu, 
Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 178, 179. 

No date. Early 17th century. 

On f. Ilia is a note by a former owner, which ends as follows : 

" In the town of Tatah, in the year a.h. 1077." 

Tlie Muqaddima and the Zafar-ndma are both written in a good 
Naskh, and tf. 1116 and 112a are richly decorated. 

The Zafar-ndma has been printed in the Bibliothcca Indica. 

No. VIII. 

W. 70. Size 16 X 7J. ff. 272. 11. 17. 


A history of the Sultans of Gujrat, from the foundation of the dynasty 
by Muzaff'ar Shah I, in a.h. 799, down to the suicide of Muzafiar 
Shah III in a.h. 1000 (he had been dethroned in a.h. 980). 

Author: Sikaudar ibn Muhammad 'Arab Manjhu ibn Akbar, who 
completed this history in a.h. 1020. 

For fuller description consult Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 2876, and 
Morley, p. 83. 

The Mir' dt-i-Sikandari was printed in Bombay, 1851. 

Begins : 

^Jl ^\ji] ^^ )^ji ^c^ ^^JJI dJJ Ju^l 

Not dated. 17th century. Written in a neat nasta'liq. 


No. IX. 

W. 74. Size 16 x Tf. ff. 262. 11. 15. 


The Personal Memoirs of the Emperor Jahangir (ruled a.h. 1014 — 
1037). This is the genuine recension (cf. Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 253 ; 
De Sacy, Journal des Savants, 1830, pp. 359 and 430). 

Begins : 

dx^wX^ i^ys,Si> ^sJ;^,i^ ^ ^l^is <^^^^ <^siU&s ^^:;^Xf^ 
Ends abruptly : 

jLuwI ^^^l^ ca^^^-o <-2Ai^J ^^1 ^ cii>.^li ;l^ d^ ^3li ^J 

[cS'zc for ca-iii* U.ii>] ta--^L> j^\yLf^ J^b 

It will be seen that this MS. only contains about half the original 
memoirs. There is, moreover, between fF. I39i and 140a a considerable 
lacuna, corresponding to pp. 118 — 127 of the edition printed at Aligarh 
by Sayyid Ahmad in 1864. 

The MS. is not dated, but that it is nearly contemporary is proved by 
the seals. Written in a good nasta^liq. 

Of the seal-impressions one bears the date a.h. 1040; another bears 
the name of Raja Govindram Bahadur, who> as we learn from a marginal 
note at the beginning, gave this MS. to " Js. Archdekin, October 1772." 
It subsequently passed into the hands of a Mr. Morrison, who gave it to 
Sir William Jones. 

No. X. 

W. 71. Size 17x8 J. ff. 157. 11.14. 
Bahadurshah-nam a. 

An account of two years of the reign of Sayyid Qutbu'd-Din Muhammad 
Abu'n-Nasr Shah 'Alam Bahadur-shah, who ruled from a.h. 1119 till 1124. 

J^uthor : Mirza Muhammad Danishmand Khan, who wrote poetry 
under the tokhallus of 'All. He had previously borne the names Ni'inat 
Khan and Muqarrab Khan. He died on the last day of Rabi' I, a.h. 1 122. 


Begins, f. lb: 

aIj^ ^j:s:^ &^)ji^ ji ta-^^J ^^^^^ CX*^^^ <^' f*^ 

After which follows a flowery introduction down to f. 106, where the 
history proper begins : 

On f. 14a the anthor gives a ruba'i composed by himself on the date 
of the Prince's accession : 

J^T J^l aUjI Uc. ^3i6. ^ 

the letters of the words in brackets giving the date a.h. 1119. 

I am indebted to Mr. W. Irvine for the following references to 
Danishmand Khan : 

1. Tadhkira-i-Saldtm-i-C7mghatai, by Muhammad Hadi, Kamwar 
Klian, under 1st of Dhu '1-Qa'da, a.h. 1121 ; Stii of Rabi' 11, a.h. 1122 ; 
and under 1st of Jumada I, a.h. 1122. 

2. "A Critical Essay," composed in a.h. 1162 (Oriental Translation 
Fund, 1832), p. 46. 

3. In the Tdrikli-i-Muzaffari of Hadrat 'All Khan, at the end of 
Ahmad Shah's reign. 

No date. 18tli century. Fair nasta*liq. 

No. XI. 

W. 72. Size 19x12. ff. 331. 11. 15. 
Tar ikh-i- Jahankushay - i- Nadiri. 

A history of Nadir Shah, from his accession to his death in a.h. 1160. 

Author : Muhammad Mahdi Astarabadi ibn Muhammad Nasir. 

This work has not only been lithographed in Tabriz, Bombay, and 
Tihran, but Sir William Jones published a French translation in Paris, 


1770; and an English translation in London, 1773. (See Rieu, Cat. 
Pers. MSS., p. 192.) 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1202. Written in a bad nim-shikasta. 

No. XII. 

W. 75. Size 16 x 9^. ff. 331. 11. 15. 

&ij2>\^0.jO f.J^^\ J-*^ 

Mujmilu 't-Tarikh-i-ba*d'Nadiriyya. 

A history of the events immediately following the death of Nadir 
Shah (A.H. 1160). 

Author : Ibn Muhammad Amin Abu-1-^asan of Gulistana. 

Begins : 

dilifc. j^ ^^ ^XJ^\ ^ &^L^\ ^ ^^l*Jl <^^ diJ Ju^l 

This work has been noticed by Pertsch in his Berlin Catalogue, 
pp. 428-9, while two long extracts have been edited by Dr. Oscar 
Mann ; Leyden, 1891 and 1896. The Berlin MS. and the present one 
are apparently the only copies to be found in the libraries of Europe. 

Not dated. Early 18tli century. Bough nasta'liq. 

No. XIII. 

W. 76. Size 25 x U\. ff. 721. 11. 23. 
Siyaru 1-Muta'akhkhirin. 

A History of the Indian Empire, from the death of Awrangzib to 
A.H. 1195, with a detailed account of transactions in Bengal from 
A.H. 1151 to 1195, to which is prefixed a Muqaddima, subsequently 
added by the author. 

Author : Ghulam ^usayn ibn Hidayat 'All Khan ibnu 's-Sayyid 
'Alimu 'llah ibnu 's-Sayyid Eaydu 'llah a{-Tabataba'i al-Hasani. 


The Muqaddima, for a description of which consult Rieii, Cat. Pers. 
MSS., pp. 280, 281, begins f. lb: 

Ends, f . 3056 ; 

Ff. 306, 307, 308a are blank. 

The Siyaru 'l-Muta'akkkhirm, Part I., begins f . 3086 : 

Ends, f. 634a : 

Part II. begins, f. 6366 : 

Ends, f. 721 : 
^ SjX!jS- ^liJl ^UJl ^ ^jj-j*^ ^ ,j-v.4.fc, ^-ww J>^^ <-2AL* ^i 

This work was printed at Calcutta, 1833, and lithographed in three 
volumes at Lucknow, a.h. 1283. 

Not dated. 18th century. "Written in a fair nasta'liq. 

No. XIV. 

W. 124. Size 15x8. ff. 249. 11. (generally) 17. 

Scientific Pamphlets. 

Contents : — 
1. (Arabic.) (ff. la— 26&.) 

The " Liber Sphserarum " of Theodosius Tripolitanus, translated into 
Arabic at the command of the Caliph el-Mu'tasim Bi 'llah by Qusta ibn 
Luqa al-Ba'Jabakki, and revised by Thabit ibn Qurra al-^arrani. 


Begins : ' 

Ends : 

Not dated. 17th century. Written in a bad nasta'liq, in which the 
diacritical ])oints are often omitted. The figures to the last nine pro- 
positions are wanting. 

A copy of this work is mentioned in the old Arabic Catalogue of the 
British Museum, p. 623a. 

2. (Persian.) (ff. 27a— 326.) 

Mi'^dr ul-^Uqul, a treatise on mechanics (jarr-i-thaqil), arranged in 
hdbs and fasls. 

Author: Abu ' Ali Abddl (?). 

Begins : 

Ends abruptly in the middle of a chapter entitled 
^^^ d^ ta^i^T SJjii'l^J ^U^^ c-iU^ ^J ^l«l ^Jol ^♦^^ c_>lj 

Not dated. 17th century. Written in a fair nasta'liq. 
f. 33a is blank. 

f. 336 contains an extract from the gLJI &^K^ of Qutbu 'd-Din Shirazi 
(d. A.H. 710). See Eieu, Cat. Per. MSS., p. 434. B^^gins : 

and contains the headings of fifteen chapters from Euclid, 
f. 34a, blank, 
f. 34& contains an extract occupying one page : 

f. 35«, blank. 

f. 356, a fragment on the points of the compass (half a page). 

f. 36a, blank. 

f. 366, one page : ^j^.«»..£* ^^jSS g;l^ei:u-l ^ J 

f. 37a, blank. 


3. (Arabic.) (If. 37i.— 74a.) 

Sharku Ash kali 't-Ta'sis. A commentary on the geometrical treatise 
Ashkdlu't-TasU, by Shamsu 'd-Din Muhammad ibn Ashraf as-Samar- 
qandi (d. cir. a.h. 600). 

Commentator: Musa ibn Muhammad, known as Qadi-zada-i-Rumi 
(d. cir. A.H, 840), who was one of the astronomers belonging to the 
Royal Observatory at Samarqand who helped Ulugh Bey in the com- 
pilation of his famous '' Tables." He seems also to have had the name 
of Salahu 'd-Din. (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 456.) 

Begins : 

Several copies are to be found in the British Museum : see the old 
Arabic Catalogue, pp. 186 and 618, and the Suppl. Cat. Arab. MSS., 
p. 511 j also Browne's Hand-List, p. 102, no. 591. 

Not dated. Probably of the 17th century. "Written in rough 

Scribe: ^^lJis> 

f. 745, blank. 

4. (Persian.) (ff. 7ha—Vohh.) 

On the use of the astrolabe. Portion of an astronomical treatise in 
Persian; imperfect at beginning and end. 

Begins : 

pUwJ) !cu*^ kc* ^ c*)}^"^ iSy^ S-*^ <-r— iW>* ^^ y^^ f^'^ l/^^ ^ 

Ji 6c^ Jcjjj&. f^^^j L^cs. 5 ^5**^ tit^VC-lw L^kc* ]j\.^^ ^] 
Ends abruptly in the middle of a chapter entitled 

5. (Persian.) (ff. 156a— 205a.) 

Another Persian fragment of a scientific character^ beginning in the 
middle of the second fasl, but complete at end. 

Begins : 


Fasl III is entitled: ^jS ^ ^^ ^ «-?-<^ f-^i^hy*^ j^ 

Fasl IV ^T ,j-<S^ } ^)3 J>1 ^.^ «:^i^*^ J^ 

Fasl V cliTjj Jli o:^^y*^ ^^ 

The last /as/ (LXV). " esU, ^s^ ca-^^^^^ 

Not dated. 17th century. Written in a rough nasta^iq. 
if. 2036 and 204a, blank. 

6. (Persian.) (fE. 204^;— 210a.) 

Short Guide to Knowledge, in Persian. 
Beginning : 


Not dated. 17th century. Written in fair nasta'liq. 


7. (Arabic.) (ff. 210&— 219?^.) 

A short astronomical work, consisting of a preface and twenty 

Begins : 

Ends at the beginning of Chapter XX. 

Not dated. 17th century. Written in fair nasta^iq in the same hand 
as No. 5. 

8. (Persian.) (ff. 220a— 2496.) f. 249a blank. 

A work on the use of the Astrolabe. Imperfect at beginning and 
end, apparently in fifty chapters. Begins in the middle of Chapter 
{hah) I. : 

Chap. II. <^^Ja^\ iA^ — 9 ^i:^jx^j*l 

Not dated. 17th century. Written in a rough nasta'liq. 


No. XV. 

W. 117. Size 15 x 8. ff. 109. 11. 17. 

j^^ ^^ 

Law^'ihu '1-Qamar. 

An astroIo<,acal work, dealing especially with the science of ta3i^U::ri*i. 

Author: Husayn ibn 'All al-Bayhnqi al-Kashifi (d. a.h. 910), the 
M'ell-known author of the Bawdatu'sh-Shuhadd, the Luhhn'UAlhdb^ the 
Anwdi'-i-Suhayli, &c., &c. He states in his Introduction that he had 
alieady composed six tracts on this same subject, bearing the following 
titles: 1. ^j^j «-s— ^1^^ ; 2. ^^:t.Cu*.Jl ^l^^.^ ; 3. ^j^^ ^'>^ i 
4. ,j^4-wJ) ^^^y ; 5. &jSiy^\ A^; 6. Ji^llas. ^"^^ 

The work consists of a muqaddirnaf twenty /asZs, and a khdtima. 

Begins : 
d^^l d^j^S d^^^ ^ ^L::d.^j 3^'^\ &:u^ JowJ ^JJl ^ J^l 

The Khatima begins on f. 82& as follows : 

Fasl I (f. ^1h). ^^jl js^ u^^<i ^ Jl^ji ji <^]jLx£^] j^ 

Fasl II (f. 87«). ysuT- ^4) (T^^J js^ j4J ^^y t^l^L:^) ^l^ ^ J 

joSjIj ^-5---.J1 <^J^^ «,s^^ 
Fasl III (f. 896). J^U^ j^ y^ J^^ i^Vjl^d.) ^U )^ 

Fasl IV (f. 916). ^U^l J^J^ dj Jj>U^ t^l^L::c^l ^U ^J 

Fasl V (f. 93a). ci^i ^ «^:---^ Jj>^ «^|^L::«^I ^^W? ^^ 

Fasl VI (f. 936). ^1 U<c. Jlyl ^3 Jj>U^ «^l;L::c=.l ^^Lj ^J 

Fasl VII (fol. 1006). &^\^ <^Us^J g^iL ^ c:-»l;l-^::c.l ^U ^^ 

The original MS. breaks off in the middle of this fasl^ just before the 
" Table " {j(uhcal) ; but on f . 101a the seventh fad is again repeated, 
and the work is continued in the new hand to the end. 


Tasl VIII (f. lOlb). c^yW d^ iS^ySL^^ i^[^j^ eol^Lxd.! jyl 

Fasl IX. ^^J ^^sX:^ J^ <-r-^^^ ^^^^^ tjtA)^L:;&sl ^v^ 

Fasl X (f. 102a). j<l^ &jc^^ ^J ^^J^ J^^ ca^l^W^^^ ^*^ 
Fasl XI (f. 104a). gy ^JJ ^ji ^bj <^l;L:ii-i ^^ 

Fasl XII (f. 106a). dx^ ^bj t«^l^Lx^)^J 

Fasl XIII. ji^jdj 3<.M. t^l^lotc.) ;J 

Fasl XIV (f. 1066). i^\s^L.)\ Jou d^ ^"Is^L. t^l^l-^xc^l j^ 

Fasl XV (f. 107a). y,\ ^.X:^ Jy )) t:->ls>L> t^l;L»^l^^ 

Fasl XVr. <^>^^ c^^l^L:::^) ^Li ;^ 

Fasl XVII (f. 107^. ^^ c^l^Lxi.) ^J 

Fasl XVIII. ^<K u^l;U::c.l^J 

Fasl XIX. <^}^ ^^'^ c^l^Lxc^l^si 

Fasl XX (f. 108a) is divided into fourteen nuktas. 

The copy is dated a.h. 1186, but this date only refers to flf. 101 — 109 
inclusive. The rest of the MS. is considerably older, being written 
in a neat nastadiq, probably of the early 17th century. 

Three copies are mentioned in the Bodleian Catalogue, but all of 
them are defective. For this reason we have given the contents of 
the Khatima, seeing that the present is the only complete copy. 
(See Bod. Cat. Pers. MSS., coll. 939, 940 and 941.) No other copies 
seem to be known in Europe. 

No. XVI. 

W. 116. Size 14x7. ff. 264. 11. 5. 

^jJjlJ^ Capiat 


A rare work on astrology. 

Author : Zahiru 'd-Din Abu-1-Mahamid Muhammad ibn Mas'ud 
ibn Zaki al-Gliaznawi. 

Nothing is apparently known of the author, but, as Dr. Ethe has 


pointed out (Bod. Cat. Pers. MSS., coll. 1144, 1145), he must have 
flourished before a.h. 8G5, the date of the Bodleian copy of this work. 
Haji Khalifa mentions two works by this author, as follows: 

Vol. iv, p. 495 : 
0«^^' J-:ri^ ^^-^J^ (^f:^^^ ^oU-o ^ ^%tA*^^ C^y^ 

Vol. V, p. 219 : ' 

^^Jj) ^^ ^UJO ^^^[i p^a^l j.K^I ^ (^J^^ ^l^ 


Dr. Eth^ (loc. cit.) supposes from the title of the Bodleian MS., 
namely, a-w®.;.::)) 6.^\x^ ^ /♦J^i «^j-4^, that "these alleged 
two works are in reality one." This does not seem conclusive, and 
it is possible that Haji Khalifa may have confused the titles of two 
•works. In the present MS., the writer of which was apparently a 
better calligraphist than scholar, the title is indicated as follows : 

^s,;J [fie for u:^S- U^] «:^U^ ^J Z*^^' «i^jU^ <-pl;i^ a^ ^ 

but this may be a scribe's error, and tlie rhyming of the words 
points to the longer title. 

The present MS. and the one in the Bodleian are apparently the 
only copies known in Eurt»pe. 

The opening words differ from those of the Bodleian copy. 
Begins : 


The whole work is divided into two jins (^j..^:^), which are 
subdivided into sections and subsections entitled 7iaio\ sinf, fann, fasl, 
darb, maqdla, juiula, tafsil and hdb. 

Jinsi I (tf. 3a— 636). t->Li& As> ^^ 

Jins II (ff. 636— 263a). ^K^.! As: j^ 

The principal subjects of the first 26 folios will suffice to indicate 
the scope and methods of this work. 

ff. 16 — 3a. Introductory. 

f. 3a. Majlis (for Jins) I, with four fasls. ^ .. s I .. a^ A^ \^ 

f. 6a. Naw' I, with three fasls. ••rt^^j tioLjt! j^ 

f. 96. Naw'II. ^Isl t^Lii^J 

' Called, probably by a clerical error, majlis. 


f. 10a. Sinf I, with twelve faels. ^j^li' ^X caj>Uib ^^ 

f. 18a. Sifatl. &J^-^ &j^ cu--^i> caj>Li5 ^J 

f. 18b. Fann I, with seven fasls. &)^i^ <-SAii ^l^j >^ 

f. 22a. Fann II, with three fasls. &j[L^ ^lil ^l^^S aLj ^vi 

f. 256. Naw* III. O^O^ c^Uib^J 

f. 256. Sanaf I. H-^1^^ «^Lfi5 ^^ 

f. 26a. Fann I. v:)^J tiol^^t. ^ ^)j.5l ^ «-r-s$lj^ JJ.C^ ^J 
Dated a.h. 1033. Written in an elegant nasta'liq. 

Scribe : ^[s cUsi^ 

No. XVII. 

W. 119. Size 18x12. ff. 187. 11.23. 

Zlj-i-Ulugh Beg. 

The second or revised edition of the famous Astronomical Tables 
compiled by Sultan Ulugh Beg, the son of Shahrukh, the son of Amir 
Timur (d. a.h. 853). 

This edition of the Tables (completed in a.h. 816) is generally known 
as the JlkJcw J^*3«.&» ;-i3> and in one MS. (I. 0., no. 431) it is wrongly 
styled JlflU- o^, the title of the first or original edition, of which 

the India Office possesses the only copy. (See I. 0. Cat. Pers. MSS., 
coll. 1220, 1221, and 1222.) 

Copies are described in Bod. Cat. Pers. MSS.. coll. 927, 928 ; Ricu, 
Cat. Pers. MSS., pp, 456 et seqq. ; Berlin Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 358 et 
seqq. ; I. 0. Cat. Pers. MSS., loc. cit. 

The text was edited by Sedillot, Paris 1847, and translated by him, 
Paris 1853. For other European editions consult catalogue references 
given above. 

Begins : 

The present copy is defective. 

Between f. 16 (which is in a more recent hand than the rest of the 
MS.) and f. 2a one folio is missing; between ff. 21 and 22 about twenty 
folios are missing, including the end of chap, 21 and all of chap. 22, and 
thirty-six tables (jadwal). Two folios are als(j missing at the end. 

Not dated. Early 17th century. Written in a good naskh. 



W. 120. Size 19 x 11. ff. 249. 11. 22. 

Sharh- i-Zij -i- Jadid-i- Sultani. 

A commentary on the Tables of Ulugli Beg, composed in a.h. 929. 

Author: Nizamu 'd-Din 'Abdu'l-'Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Husayn 
Birjandi, also known as Mulla 'Ali Birjandi. 

Other copies are mentioned in Rieu, Pers. MSS., pp. 457, 458 ; 
Stewart's Catalofjue, p. 103 ; Melanges Asiatiques, vol. v, p. 252 ; 
Bod. Cat. Pers. MSS., col. 929 ; I. 0. Cat. Pers. MSS., col. 1223. 

Begins : 

This copy was made in Lahore in a.h. 1076. Written in a neat 

Scribe : di3l ^Air^ 


No. XIX. 

W. 132. 19J X 10. ir. 508. 11. 17. 

Tuhfatu 'l-Mu'minln. 

A work on the Materia Medica, dedicated to Shah Sulayman, the 
Safawi king of Persia (a.h. 1077 — 1105). For full description consult 
Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 477 et seqq. 

Author : Muhammad MiVmin Husayni, son of Amir Muhammad 
Zaman Tanakabuni^ Daylami. 

The contents of this work have been fully described by Dr. Rieu, 
loe. cit. It has been printed in Delhi, a.h. 1266, and in Isfahan 
A.H. 1274. 

1 On this place, which is in the district of Amul, see Z.D.M.G., vol. xxi, p. 242. 




li ^ ^^^ k iH^^ ^U- 

The present copy contains only the First Part (ui^l.o.^g>aJ) of the 
Tuhfatu ^I'Mii'minm. 

Tashkhis I begins on f. 3/>. 

II „ f. n. 




III „ f. 15^. 

IV „ f. 494a. 
V „ f. 505&. 

Dated a.h. 1150. Written in a good nasta'liq. 


No. XX. 

W. 102. Size 18x 8|. ff. 577. 11. 23. 


A Persian Dictionary explained in Persian, completed in a.h. 1017. 
Dedicated to the Emperor Jahangir. 

Author : Ibn Fakhru'd-Din Hasan Jamalu'd-Din Husayn Injii 
'Adudu 'd-Dawla. 

This work has been lithographed in Lucknow, a.h. 1293. MSS. are 
common. For full accounts consult Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 496 — 8, 
and Journal Asiatique, 1871, pp. 106 — 124. 

Begins : 

Contents : — 

I. f. 15. Preface and Persian Grammar. 

II. f. 20/?. Arabic and Persian words compounded. 

III. f. 48^-'. Words containing the eight essentially Arabic letters. 

IV. f. 49a. Old Pahlavi and Pazand words. 
V. f. 595. Arabic words. 

yi. f. 685. Dictionary proper begins. 

Appendix {&4^\6=.) -. 

i. f. 4956r,. Tropes and Figures. 

ii. f. 527a. Arabic and Persian words in composition. 
iii. f. 550a. Words containing the eight essentially Arabic letters, 
iv. f. 5505. Zend and Pazand words. 
V. f. o63a. Exotic words. 


This volume contains copious marginal notes by Sir William Jones 
who writes in the beginning : " Many corrections of this valuable work, 
and many additions to it, may be found in the Sirdju'Uoghah by 
Sirajud'din Arzu, and in the Majmaulloyhah.'" 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in small nasta'lfq. 

No. XXI. 

W. 105. Size 22x11. ff. 492. 11.21. 

A portion of the same icorh. 

This MS. contains the Dictionary proper of the Farhang-i-Jahdngirf, 
and was evidently written for a European. 

Each word defined is written in a marginal column. 

Last words : 

Jci,lj aJ../«T j\\y\ A)^ <-^H^ [; r^J'^j' J cWu-w4Jb 
Not dated. 18th century. Written in a fair nasta'liq. 

No. xxn. 

W. 104. Size 18 X 10. ff. 15. 11. 13. 


A short treatise on Persian and Hindi Grammar, composed in 
A.H. 1197. 

Author : 'All iibn Mubariz Dilkhan (*?). 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 12G0. Written in nasta'liq. 

c 2 



W. 80a. Size 23 x 12. ff. 416. 11. 30 ; four columns. 


A very fine copy of the famous Epic of Kings. 

Author: Abu'l-Qasim Hasan (or Mansur) Firdawsi Tusi (d. a.h. 411 
or 416). 

For a list of Asiatic and European authorities on Firdawsi see Rieu, 
Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 533, 534, to which must be added Professor Th. 
Noldeke's masterly essay, " Das Iranische Nationalepos," Strassburg, 

The preface, of which the first two pages are profusely decorated, 
extends to f. 6a. 

Begins : * 

This is what is known as the older preface. 

On IF. 3ft and 4a we find the poet's famous satire on Shah Mahmud, 
beginning : 

<^IJs&. ^1 ^j^y^, ^e,-«-tf>xJ S iT*^ ^ ''-' <^^^ Jy^ ^^kJ^st^ 6u;> Ul 

Between ff. 158 and 159 of the original MS. have been inserted 
twenty-four folios in a later hand, containing the Episodes of Barzu 
and Susan. 

Sir William Jones says in a note : " I finished the reading of this 
book a second time, 3 Nov., 1787. Calcutta." 

The Epic begins as usual : 

Dated a.h. 1008. Written in a neat nasta'liq. 
Copyist: ^^^.a^ &\i^ dc^l^i:. j) _^:;i. 



W. 80b. I., II., III., IV. Size 15 x 12. ff. about 250 each. 11. 8. 

Four volumes, containing a portion of Firdawsi's Shah-nama. 

I. Begins : 

The first heading (in red ink), f. 2a : 

^^x,^ ^.^-^ ^^> [^] bj^^r^ )j^j^ c>*^^ ^!y^ 

II. Begins with heading : 

III. Begins with heading : 

IV. Begins with heading : 

^Ujb, b ))^^ ^^j ^j^ 

Ends with a chapter entitled : 

The four volumes contain one continuous pagination, and run on 
without a break. 

Not dated. 18th century. "Written in a fsir ta'liq on European 
paper. Probably copied for a European. 


W. 83. Size 14| x 8. ff. 219. 11. 15. 

Yiisuf u Zulaykha-i-Firdawsl. 

A Mathnawi poem on the story of Yiisuf and Zulaykha. 

Author: Abu'l-Qasim Hasan (or Manstir) Firdawsi Tusi (d. a.h. 411 
or 416). 

Considerable interest attaches to this copy of Firdawsi's romantic epic, 
since it differs widely from all the other known editions. 

The principal MSS. of this work, as enumerated by Dr. Ethe (see 
Vienna Congress of Orientalists, Semitic Section, pp. 23, 24; Vienna, 
1888), are the following: 


(i) British Museum, Add. 24,093 ; Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 545, 
dat^d A.H. 1055. 

(ii) Royal Asiatic Society (214). 

(iii) British Museum, Or. 2930; Rieu, Suppl. Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 133, 
dated a.h. 1244. 

(iv) Bodleian, Walker Or. 64 ; Bodleian Cat. Pers. MSS., col. 453, 
dated a.h. 1140. 

(v) Bodleian, Elliot 414 ; Bodleian Cat. Pers. MSS., col. 454, dated 
A.H. 1232. 

(vi) A copy from the late M. Chas. Schefer's Private Library, now in 
the Bibliotheque Kationale, Paris, no. 1360. 

The following editions have been lithographed in Asia : 

(«) Naval Kishor Press, in Lueknow, 1st edition, a.h. 1287 (a.d. 1871); 

2nd edition, a.h. 1290 (a.d. 1873) ; another edition published by the 

same in Cawnpore in a.h. 1298 (a.d. 1881). 
(b) Tihran, a.h. 1299. 

Dr. Ethe has pointed out that there are two recensions of this work, a 
longer and a shorter. Nos. i and ii lepresent the longer, while no. iii 
has peculiarities of its own, which have been discussed by Dr. Rieu in 
Suppl. Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 133, and by Dr. Ethe, loc. cit., pp. 24, 25. 

The present MS., allowing for miniatures, contains about 6200 lines. 
It was apparently written prior to a.h. 1000, and is probably the oldest 
copy known of this work. 

A comparison of the first two folios of this copy, printed below, with the 
beginning of the Lueknow lithograph of 1871 will show to how great an 
extent the version before us differs from other known versions, at the 
very outset. It will be seen that of the first twenty-three lines only two 
have their counterpart in the lithographed edition. 

Begins, f. Ii : 

' All other copies, excepting nos. iii and v of those enumerated above, begin ; 
Js^os. iii and v read (apparently more correctly) in the second hemistich : 


f. 2ai: 

^^^ isk -^^ SJojIxm, V ^ cs^wJ Jib) SwX;J ^vi^ 

A blank space is here left for a heading which is wanting. 

' As there is no catch-word at the foot of f. lb, it is possible that a folio or 
more is missing. 

^ Referring to the Hadith : 

' Here we find the first agreement with the Lucknow text (see p. 6, line 3). 
The word fi«xi^*£,. is by error omitted in the MS. 

^ sic for ^^ 

5 Lucknow, p. 6, line 9, agrees in first hemistich, but in the second reads : 

The MS. reads wrongly j-^i»j\ . 
* Lucknow, i>. 6, line 10, reads : 


No, XXIX. 

W. 85. Size 19i x 10. fF. 357. 11. 17. 


Poetical works of Anwari. 

Author : Awhad ud-Din *Ali Anwari (d. a.h. 592), who lived at the 
court of Sultan Sanjar. 

Dawlat Shah gives the date of his death as a.h. 547, but we know 
that he outlived Sanjar who died a.h. 552. There is an excellent mono- 
graph on this poet by Prof. Schukovski (St. Petersburg, 1883), which 
was fully reviewed by Pertsch in the Litteraturblatt fiir Orientalische 
Philologie, ii, pp. 10 — 18. See also Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 554 
et seqq. 

Contents : — 

f. 16. Qasidas, not in alphabetical order. 

Beginning : 

u^A^l ^-^/Cics. <-SAi> e3'^^'^ ^ i^:^*^j»^>^ iSXL* 

f. 135a. Shorter Qasidas. 
Beginning : 

f. 170a. Muqatta'at. 
Beginning : 

i, 2506. Ghazals, in alphabetical order. 
Beginning : 

yy >ij ^ ylj 1^ £3^^ <^^^-*»>s3 &*^S ^^ 
f. 3156. Muqatta'at, without alphabetical arrangement (continued). 

f. 326a. Satirical Mathnawis. 

These are introduced in the present MS. by a note in prose, the 
purport of which is as follows : 

While Awhad ud-Din Anwari was still a youth, and engaged in the 
pursuit of science and wisdom, his father Wahidu'd-Din Muhammad 


ibn Muhammad departed this life, leaving behind him much wealth. 
The young Anwari, laying hands on this money, betook himself to the 
wine-tavern, where in a few days he spent all his patrimony on drunken 
bouts. When he became destitute and nothing remained, he took to 
poetry, and chose the eulogistic style ; and whenever he was in need he 
would write a qasida. And thus he passed his life miserably, till 
one day Taju 'd-Din *Ammzada {1) of P>alkh reprimanded him and 
showed him the error of his ways; whereupon Anwari, resenting this 
interference, extemporized the following satire. 

Eegins ; 

f. 331a. Ruba'iyyat, not in alphabetical order. 
First ruba'i : 

The Diwan of Anwari has been lithographed in the East several 
times: Tabriz, a.h. 1260 and 1266; Lucknow, 1880. 

Not dated. Probably of 16th century. Written in good nasta'liq ; 
ruled gilt margins. 

No. XXX. 

W. 84ft. Size 18 x 13. ff. 294. 11. 26, in four columns. 

The five Mathnawi poems of Nizami. 

Author : Nizamu 'd-Din Abu Muhammad Ilyas ibn Yusuf, known as 

The date of his death is variously given, but it probably occurred 
before a.h. 606. He was born in a.h. 535, 

Contents : — 

f. 16. Makhzanu '1-Asrar. 

ff. 25^>, 26a, blank. 

f. 266. Khusraw wa Shirin. 

f. 86 a, blank. 

f. 866. Layla wa Majnun. 

f. 132a, blank. 

f. 1326. Haft Paykar. 

f. 186a, blank. 

f. 1866. Sikandar-nama, Part I. 


On f. 257a is a digression of twenty-four bayts, containing Nizarni's 
advice to his son (see Sprenger's Calcutta edition of the Sikandar-ndma, 
p. I Ao), beginning : 

On the same page is an indistinctly written note, which may possibly 
refer only to the digression. It appears to read as follows : 

jjia-* y^^^ i-«w»^ ^\ fci^ d4^jx^ i^^^j^ y^-^ ^ k3^^ j"^ ji^Uj 

f. 2576. Sikandar-nama, Part II. 

This copy contains, f. 2606, lines 1 et ^eqq.^ the dedication to 
Abu'1-Fath Mas'ud ibn Arslan (see Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 569) : 

The British Museum MSS. all read \'C>y for ^^y^^^ 

f. 2936. Epilogue addressed to 'Izzu'd-Din Mas'ud ibn Arslan. ^ 
On f. 1966 we find the enumeration of Nizami's works : 

^^^ i^ J"^ f^->^ ^S^'^-^ ^ ^^. J^' f^^/ ^^>^ c5^ 

Aiie^^ t/^^ y^M va^a.^ CS/-* /♦^^^^^i ^^ c)->v^ ^'^'^^ {^ J ^ 

No. XXXI. 

W. 84a. Size 2Ii x 12. ff. 41 1. 11. 16 ; four coll. 

The same ivork. 

This copy of the Khamsa of Nizaun' is especially interesting, as 
offering a recension of the Sikandar-nama which diliers considerably 
from other known versions. 

' Two of the Atabeks of Mawsil were named *Izzu' d-Din Mas'ud. The first 
reip^ned a.h. 576 — 589 ; the second, ^rrandson of the first, and son of Arslan 
Shah, A.H. 607—615. See Lane's Mohammadan Dynasties, p. 163, and compare 
Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 569b. 


Contents : — 

f. 16. Makhzanu 'l-Asrar. 
f. 376. Khusraw wa Shirin. 
f. 1436. Lay la wa Majnun. 
f. 2126. Haft Pay kar. 
f. 2876. Sikandar-naraa. 

The present version of the Sikandar-ndma is not divided into two 
parts. What are generally known respectively as Parts I and II, here 
begin and end abruptly, as will be seen below. 

f. 3886, line 13, reads: 

corresponding to Bombay ed. of 1881, Part I., p. 129, line 10. 
Line 14 reads : 

jv^ (^^^<^ y^ *^<^ "^j^ y^ ••• d^^' ^)^ y^^ d^^^ ^ ^^ ^ 

which corresponds to Sprenger's ed. of Part I., p. 23, line 471. 

The following analysis will show to what extent the present recension 
dillers from that printed by Sprenger : — 

The following lines of Sprenger are wanting: 495, 511, 519, 666, 
572, 588, 598, 634—670 (inclusive), 691—961 (incl.), 965—1099 
(inch), 1101, 1102, 1119, 1167—1324 (inch), 1345, 1346, 1358, 1359, 
1367, 1368, 1392— 1428 (inch), 1442, 1443, 1450, 1451, 1478,1479, 
1509, 1510, 1662, 1663, 1670, 1673, 1678, 1684, 1685, 1696, 1710, 
1713—1716 (inch), 1718, 1720, 1724, 1732, 1736—1748 (inch), 1759, 
1760, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1790, 1785—1820 (inch), 1821, 1823—1826 
(incl.), 1834—1840 (inch), 1844—1850 (incl.), 1853— 1860 (incl.),1892 
—1897 (inch), 1909—1928 (inch), 1938, 1945, 1960, 1977—1988 
(ind.), 1990, 1994—2009 (incl.), 2013—2045 (incl.), 2052, 2053, 2075 
—2080 (incl.), 2084—2093 (incl.), 2095—3000 (inch), 2247, 2269— 
2281 (incl), 2475—3011 (inch), 3018—3082 (incl.), 3079—3092 
(inch), 3131—3150 (inch), 3152—3182, 3201-3245 (incl.), 3252— 
3292 (inch), 3300—3331 (incl.), 3349—3366 (inch), 3377—3383 
(inch), 3510—3519 (inch), 3558—3638 (inch),! 3646—3648 (incl.), 
3650—3659 (inch), 3662, 3664—3672 (inch), 3675, 3679, 3680, 3686, 
3688, 3689, 3698, 3702, 3703, 3705—3818 (inch), the end. 

Against this, many lines occur in the present copy which are wanting 
in Sprenger's edition. 

It has long been supposed that there were two distinct recensions of 
Nizami's hkandarndma (cf. Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 568, and Ethe 
in the Grundriss der Iranischen Philoloffie, Band ii, Lieferung 2, p. 242). 
That the present is an older recension is rendered improbable by the 

' These lines contain the epilogue to 'Izzu 'd-Din, and Nijami's counsel to 
his son. 


presence of the lines, added by an unknown writer, referring to Nizami's 
death shortly after the completion of the I^handar-ndma, on f. 4106. 
(See Sprenger's edition, 11. 3549—3551.) 

Recensions similar to this:, in the matter of running the two parts 
together without a break, are mentioned in Browne's Cambridge Cat. 
Pers. MSS., pp. 304 and 305 ; but they do not otherwise resemble this 
manuscript. For example, the Cambridge MS. O0.6.II passes from 
p. 527, line 17, of the Tihran ed. to line 241 in Sprenger. 


W. 94. Size 16| x 7 ; 22 x 11. ff. 37. 11. 14, within rulings ; 17Jbayts 

in margin. 

Makhzanu '1-Asrar. 

Author : Nizami. (See No. XXX of this List.) 
Begins : 

Dated 4th of Safar, a.h. 1018. "Written in a good nasfca'liq. 


W. 1000. Size \^ X 8. ff. 49. 11. 10. 


A Book of Maxims by 'Attar. 

Author : Faridu 'd-Din Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al- 'Attar, commonly 
known as Faridu *d-Din 'Attar of Nishapur (d. a.h. 627). Concerning 
his life, see Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 344; Ouseley, Notices^ p. 236 ; 
Hammer, Redekiinste, p. 140. 

This work has frequently been printed and lithographed in the East. 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1197. Written in neat nasta'liq; 



W. 81a. Size 13 x 5^ ; 17 x 8. ff. 380. 11. 21, within rulings ; 17 

bayts in margin. 


Author : Mawlana Jalalu 'd-Din Muhammad Rumi (d. a.h. 628). 
Concerning his life, see Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 584, 585 ; Ouseley, 
Notices, p. 112; and Hammer, Redekiinste, p. 163. 

This famous work has been repeatedly printed and lithographed in the 

Begins : 

iXxX-w« i,iU*j\^Ji^ L^lj»:i>» j] •:• J^AX^ «.:t^ilx&. ^^J^ ^q^ ^' ♦•^-^ 


This MS. is written in a minute and graceful nasta'liq. 

On f. 182, at the end of Book III, a colophon states that the copy 
was made in a.h. 1029. 

Nos. XXXV.-XL. 

W. 81&. I, II, III, IV, V, VI. Size 15 x 12. Between 250 and 
300 tf. to each volume. 

The same ivorJc. 

A transcript, apparently made in India for Sir William Jones, in six 
volumes. At the beginning of Vol. I is an interesting old portrait of 
Jalalu 'd-Din, in good Persian style, which has been gummed into the 
book. Opposite this is a note, in Sir W. Jones's hand, which is of 
sufficient interest to merit reproduction in this place : — " So extraordinary 
a book as the Mesnavi was never, perhaps, composed by man : it abounds 
with beauties and blemishes equally great ; with gross obscenity and pure 
ethicks ; with exquisite strains of poetry and flat puerilities ; with wit 
and pleasantry mixed with dull jests ; with ridicule on all established 
religions, and with a vein of sublime piety : it is like a wild country in 
a fine climate, overspread with rich flowers and with the ordure of beasts. 
I know of no writer to whom the Maulavi can be compared except cur 
Chaucer and Shakespeare." 


At the end of Book VI is appended a poem of 45 lines, in the same 
metre as the Mathnawi, by Jalalu 'd-Din's son, beginning : 

Written in a legible nasta*liq. 

No. XLI. 

W. 81c. Size 14x7; 20 x 10. ff. 64. U. 17, within rulings ; 17 baytt 

in margin. 

The same work. 

Book I of same work. 

Not dated. 17th century. Written in nasta'liq. 

No. XLII. 

W. 86. Size 17x lOj. ff. 469. 11. 19. 

Diw^n-i-Amlr Khusraw-i-Dihlawf. 

A large selection from all four diwans of Amir Khusraw. 

Author : Yaminu 'd-Din Abu '1-Hasan, known by the name of Amir 
Khusraw (d. a.h. 725). 

Contents : — 

f. 16 — 4a. Eleven ghazals, not alphabetically arranged, in praise of 
God ; the first beginning : 

f. 4a — 465a. Ghazals in alphabetical order ; the first beginning : 

f. 4656—4696. Tarji'at. 

The selection somewhat resembles that mentioned by Rieu, Cat. Pers. 
MSS., p. 610, sect. v. 

A note states that this copy was purchased by one of its owners in 
the second year of *AlamgiYs reign, and a seal below this bears the date 
A.H. 1169, which corresponds to the second year of 'Azizu 'd-Din 
*Alamgir II. 

The MS. is not dated, but apparently belongs to the 16th century. 
Written in an elegant nasta'liq, with gilt rulings. The metres are in 
many cases indicated above the ghazals. 



W. 91. Size24xlU. ff. 144. 11.16. 

Mihr u Mushtarl. 

A romantic Mathnawi poem. 

Author: Mawlana Muhammad ^Assar (d. a.h. 779 or 784). 

Begins : 

6Js^ \l^ <UJfc ^^.) y ^i •:• 6Jwii, lwi-1 <Uib «uJUes ) ^1 

The first seven couplets differ from those with which the poem usually 

The story begins on f. 7a thus : 

The MS. ends abruptly with the bayt : 

After f. 139rt is a gap of 50 lines ; after f. 142a is a gap of 80 lines. 

There are several small miniatures. 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in a rough nasta'liq. 

No. XLIV. 

W. 89. Size 14ix7|. ff. 193. 11. 15. 


An incomplete copy. 

Author : Mu^inu 'd-Din 'Ali, known as Sayyid Qasim or Qasim-i- 
Anwar (d. a.h. 837). 

The poet calls himself, by way of takhdllus, alternately ^v*wUf and 

This copy is defective at the end ; the last poem quoted is a ghazal 
beginning : 


Contents : — 

ff. lb — 1885. Ghazals in alphabetical order. 
Beginning : 

ff. 189a to end of MS. Qita'at, and ghazals not in alphabetical 
order. Some of these contain Turkish verses, and others verses in 
Gilani dialect. 

Beginning : 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in a rough nasta'li'q. 

No. XLV. 

W. 95. Size 12x7. ff. 129. 11.13. 


Author : Muhammad ibn 'Abdu 'llah of Nishapur (d. A.ii. 839), 
poetically known as Katibi. 

Contents : — 

ff. \h. A qasida, beginning: 

<i:::5:*L^ ^IJLss^ e)^^ y^^ f**^' t)^ <3^ 

Between f. 1 and f. 2 many folios are missing, which must have 
contained the remaining qasidas mentioned by Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., 
p. 638. 

f . 2a begins with the last line of a ghazal : 

f. 111&. Muqatta'at. 

f. 121a. Ruba'iyyat and Fardiyyat. 

Dated Ramadan, a.h. 889. "Written in a fair nasta'llq. 



W. 82rt. Size 15x10; 21x15. Centre columns of 17 lines; 
marginal column of 46 lines, tf. 954. 


The collected works of J ami, in prose and ver^e. 

Author : Niiru'd-Din 'Abdu'r-Kjhraan Jami (d. a.h. 898). 

For bibliography consult Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 17 and 643. 

Copies of Jami's KuUiyyat, containing both the prose and poetical 
works of that author, are far from common. A similar collection is 
mentioned by Ethe in the Bodleian Catalogue, no. 894, coll. 608 — 615. 

First Portion. 

(i) Two Centre Columns. 

1. ff. U— 367&. 

Nafahdt ul-Uns. (See Kieu, p. 349.) 

Begins : ^ 

^y^l c^^ ij^y J*=^ ^^^ ^ ^^^^ 

This copy was made a.h. 940, as stated in a poetical colophon ; 

ufciM ^b ^^ b^ o^^' c^^^ '^ ••• c)^^ "^^ f-^^"^ * r^**^ ^-^^ 

(ii) Marginal Colvmn. 

2. tf. 16—2036. 

Shawdhidu'n-Nubmvwat. (See Rieu, p. 146.) 
Begins : ^ 

X^j Jr^' c5^' ^ ^'^^ 

3. ff. 2036— 257rt. 

Bahdrutdn. (See Rieu, p. 755.) 
Begins : 

^^T ) ^^J <^^ ^1 ^>^ y^ 


4. ff. 257a— 269J. 

Risdla i-kabh'-i-Mu^ammd. 
Begins : 

Uju» ^)1 Jil£^ &^}Ji^ js^ l^ 

Incomplete ; ends in the middle of a quatrain on the name <^l^. 

This is evidently the extract from J ami's largest treatise on riddles 
called Vij I aX. c^lx^. (See Ethe, India Office Cat., col. 770; 
Aumer's Munich Pers. Cat., pp. 44, 45.) 

ff. 270a. Marginal column blank. 

6. ff. 270^>— 3006. r . . 

Munsha^dty also styled caj,U5j (Ruqa'dt-i-Jdmi). Epistolary Models. 
Begins : 

(See Eth^, India Office, col. 772.) 

ff. 301a — 303a. Marginal column blank. 

6. ff. 3036— 316a. 

Qasida-ndma. This is a commentary on the qasida by Ibnu'l-Farid 
ending in <.aj>, mentioned by Ethe, India Office Cat., col. 764. Its 
proper title is jj^ Ja3. 

Begins : 

7. fE. 316a— 318a. 

SJmrd'it-i-DJnkr-i- Tai'iq-i- kJrwdJa .... A tract on the rule of Baha'u 
M-Din Naqshbandi'. (See Rieu, p. 876a, vi, and also p. 863<^if, xii. 
These two tracts, though they bear different titles, are apparently identical.) 

Begins : 


8. ff. 318a— 3306. 


Lawaih. A collection of Sufi apophthegms, with paraphrases in 
rubii'is. (Rieu, p. 44.) 

Begins : 

9. ff. 3306— 335a. 

AUHdshiyatu^Qudsiyya. Sufi notes by Kliwaja Mohammad Piirsa, 
an eminent disciple of Baha'u 'd-Dfu Naqshbandi (d. a.h. 822), found on 
the margins of some of his books. (Cf. Rieu, p. 863.) In the manu- 
script this tract only bears the heading of dJ Lv^ . 

Begins : 

10. ff. 335a— 336a. 

Misdla JVl-3Iawjud. 
Begins : 

11. ff. 336a— 338^. 

Risala fil-Wujnd. Treatise on the Absolute. (See Ethe', India 
Office Cat., col. 762.) 

Begins : 

12. ff. 338a— 343a. 

Sharh-i-haytayn-i'Matlinairi . Commentary on two lines of the 
Mathnawi. (See Rieu, p. 863.) 

Begins : 

ff. 3436—3676. Marginal column blank. On f. 3436, however, the 
title ^yo^ i)^ ^^ entered (cf. Ethe, India Office Cat., col. 763). 

f. 368a blank. 

D 2 


1. ff. 3686—4236. 

Second PoiiTioif. 
(i) Two Centre Co/unws. 

Diwdn-i-awioal, Part I. This is the first part or division of the First 
Diwan, containing the qasidas and other occasional verses, as in the 
valuible St. Petersburg MS. described by Baron Rosen, Les Manuscrits 
Persans deVlnstitut des Langues Onenfales ; pp. 215 — 259. 

Begins : 

Here follows the long preface, as in Rosen's MS. (op. cit, p. 227). 
On f. 423a we find the three bayts quoted by Rowsen (p. 234) styled 

Here occurs the first variation of the present MS. from Rosen's, for 
the latter passes direct from these three bayts to the Second Part of the 
First Diwan, while the former inserts eleven bayts, apparently by the 
copyist, beginning : 

and ending : 

f. 424a. Two centre columns blank. 

2. ff. 4246—6736. 

Diwdn-i-mvwal, Part II, containing : — • 

Five ghazals, not in alphabetical order. Spaces are left for a title 
over each, but have not been filled in. A space of about four lines is 
left at the beginning. 

Begins : 

^^^^ ^fis^ i.U.wi ^kc^l v ^->c^y' cy*^->^' ^' r*^ 

ff. 4266 — 6586. Ghazals in alphabetical order. ^ 



ff. 6586— 663a. Qita'at. 

tf. 663a— 6736. Rulm^iyyat. 
First quatrain : 

3. If. 674a— b36a. 

Di wdn-i-thdnt. 
Begins : 

Prose preface follows, -corresponding with Rosen, pp. 239, 240. 

ff. 835a — 836a contains ca^LJljuJl, as described by Rosen, p. 245. 
No colophon. 

4. ff. 8366.— 926a. 

Diican - i - thdlith. 
Begins : 

Short preface in verbal agreement with Rosen, pp. 246, 247. 

After two pieces, (1) <3jla--M» ^sJ^-^y -i and (2) ta^ U*. I;;../* , follows 
a long qa.sida rhyming in ^'. This piece, as Baron Rosen points 
out, is an example of ^^vj. (See Riickert's Grammatik, Foetik und 

RJietorik tier Perser, pp. 123-124.) In the Petersburg MS. the words 
which recur in each hemistich are 6 v«b&. and yj^^. In the present 
MS. the words are a^^c^^ and v^jS* (as also in I. O., no. 1300). 

Begins : 

f. 8496. Grhazals in alphabetical order, beginning as in Rosen, 
p. 247. 

The last verses of this diwan are as follows : 


ff. 923 and 926 are out of order. 

On f. 9266 the marginal column and the body of the text are no 
longer divided into columns, and the text runs continuously from 
centre to margin, down to f. 9536, where the margin ceases. 

(ii) Marginal Column. 
5. f. 3686. 

Silsilatu\lh-Bhaliab^ Part I. Prose preface as in Rosen. Actual 
poem begins f. 3696. 

f. 454a. Part II. 

f. 490a. Part III. 

6. f. 615«. 

Begins : 

7. f. 641a. 

Salman u Ah sal. 

Tuhfatu H-Ahrdr, 
Begins : 

(J^^v^ (^11^^ m^ . 4J i i J <J&^w»mJ^ •> wwlx^ ^iJ^ ui^^ib dx^ 

i. e. with the general Introduction to the Panj GanJ. See Rosen, p. 220. 


^^ d)T^ lAla-* ^^^ic- ca^iyucJ) ^ vil^oJI ^i^l ^ Jo^l^ jUil 


8. f. 580a. 

Suhhatu H-Ahrdr. 

^^:d^ c5^i^ tJfiKj^ ^)^ ^^ J^ 

Here follow twenty bayts, before we come to the opening as in 
Rosen, p. 222 ; 

9. f. 6436. 

Kltdb-i-Yiisuf u Zulaykhd. Begins and ends as in Rosen, p. 223. 

10. f. 12,0a, 

Kitdh-i-Lmjld wa Majnun. Begins and ends as in Rosen, pp. 223, 224. 

11. f. 812a. 

Ishandar-ndma. Begins and ends as in Rosen, p. 224, 

12. f. 862a. 

Sharh'i-LawdHh. A system of Sdfi doctrine. (Cf. Ethe, India 
Office Cat., col. 764 ; Rieu, p. 44.) 

Begins : 

Ends with the following quatrain : 

^jjfl^o «;^l&. es^Uil ^jiiu^ '^ ^^\ 
^^js»^ «jt^b y{:*>^ ^O &>^y\ 


13. f. 8776. 

Jami's commentary on some of his own ruba'is. (Cf. Kieu, p. 827 j 
Eth^, I. 0. Cat., col. 763.) 

Begins : _ ^ 

14. f. 904a. 

Kitdb-i-Lama^df„ Commentary on the Lama^dt of 'Iiacp', called also 
cxoljtJJ) ^.Sj), Ashi'atuH-Lama'dt. (Cf. Pertsch, Berlin Pers. Cat., 
no. 239.) 

Begins: ^jjDi^y j^^ c:^uj :sy 

As stated above^ after f. 926 the text runs continuously from centre 
to margin down to f. 9536, where the margin ceases. 


ca.^ v*;i.iU»,/» ^1 ^-^U r;is»^ J.w^ 

The last page (f. 954a) contains the following chronogram, giving 
as the date of composition the year a.h. 886^ : 


Here follows the scribe's colophon : 

-^, ^x^wCU3 ^jiuxjl::^' ^y^-^f*^ 

' Sir William Jones, miBtaking this colophon for that of the scribe, notes at the 
end : " This copy of his works was written while he was alive." 


This tine manuscript is written throughout by one and the same liand, 
in a neat and legible nasta'li'q, not at all unlike the writing of the MS. 
described by Baron Rosen, who gives two photo-lilhographic specimens. 
It is in good preservation, and complete at beginning and end. The 
folios were much displaced in a former process of binding, but have 
now been correctly arranged, except in the case of ff. 925 and 926, as 
noted above. 

Dated Sha'ban, a.h. 940. 


W. 826. Size lejxS. tf. 308. 11. 17. 


Jamf's First Diwan, Parts I and II complete. 
Contents : — 

tf. \b — 58a. Part I containing the Qa?idas, preceded by tke 
prose preface. 
Begins : 

f. 586. Part II. 
Beginning : 

^^^ ^^Js- Ju^) f^\ •:• ^-^^3) ^jy*.:^^! a3l ^^ 

f . 606. Beginning of Ghazals, arranged in alphabetical order, 
f. 294rt. Muqatta'at. 
f. 2976. Ruba'iyydt. 

Dated a.h. 972. Written in an elegant nasta'liq ; ornamental 


W. 90. SizeI7|x9. tf. 116. 11. 14. 


This Ms. contains the second half of the Second Part of Janii's 
First Diwau. 


Begins : 

which occurs on p. 201 of the Lucknow 1876 edition of Jami's 
KuUiyydtj and on f. 521 of the preceding MS. (No. XLVl). 

f. 1096. The kLw» beginning: 

jU-jb lylyC-j J^ 6^ V J\^J^ ^\ 61. ^i iJl 

(Cf. Eosen, p. 238.) 
f. 1106 contains : 

(a.) Last five lines of the )^ > - -^ ■« , 

(6 ) The following qit'a (see Lucknow ed., p. 540). 

^^ LoUi. U^ ^1 c)^^^ )<r^ ••• cj-^ ^-^^ <3y^ ^^^i-^^^ ^^^^ 
j^<3 J-olfc^ \js> jc^^ ^Us Jo^ •:. l;^ j^i l^L; ^L^-J^ 

(c.) First of the Quatrains : 

e$J^ al^ J^ #»l^ ^sJ^ ^sly^ y .:• ,^1^ Ji^ljoy j^ Jj<3;^^ ^1 

This manuscript is written in a most elegant nasta'liq ; the margins 
are elaborately decorated with various patterns of the wall-paper 
typa It contains four miniatures in excellent style, to be found on 
If. la, 25a, 34a, and 72a. 
Dated Muharram, a.h. 984. 

No. XLIX. 

W. 99. Size 14x6. ff. 138. 11. 14. 


An incomplete copy. 
Author : Jami. 
Contents: — 

If. 16—836. Book II. 
Begins: ^ 


Between flf. 68 and 70, several folios seem to be missing, and one 
at least between tf. 75-76. 

£f. 856— 122a, Book I. (incomplete). 

After f. 122a, line 1, which reads: 

we read : 

after which agreement with other texts ceases down to the last line : 

Dated a.h. 951. Written in elegant nasta'liq. Two miniatures, 
ff. 616 and 1346. 

Scribe : Shah Mahmiid Nishapuri Nurbakhshi. 

No. L. 

W. 96. Size 13ix7. fE. 59. 11. 15. 

Tuhfat ul-Ahrar. 

Author: Jami. 

Incomplete at beginning and end, and much damaged. 

Begins with the following words of the prose preface : 

i^y-*^ ^ ^J^ ^^^. ^jy ;|y^^ 2^^ 

and ends in the middle of Maqala xii. 

Written in a fine nasta'liq. Apparently of 16th century. 

No. LI. 

W. 92. Size 9ix 4i. ff. 330. 11. 16. 


The complete wotks of *Urfi. 

Author: *Urfi of Shiraz (d. a.h. 999). See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., 
p. 667. 


Contents : — 

ff. 1 — 85. Qasidas beginning : 

ff. 86 — 213. Ghazals beginning : 

L« ^ Ki I dJ^^-wM ^j^ (^y^ tfflffy 
ff. 213 — 227. liuba'iyyat beginning : 
^.^b^. \y^ <^\^\ iu*j ^^ .:• ^j))j^. U' ^i^ ^j ^^^--^ «-f>^ ^~ 

There is apparently one folio missing between ff. 227 and 228. 

ff. 2286— 271a. ^Kji^j g^.,.^ ifa/m^*'?/, 7-^ />/,:«>. A Mathnawi 
poem, beginning : 

\^8ic for ^^] p->^ ^^ J ut ^ -'^r? ^y .> /♦--e^yi 0"*^->^^ ''^^^^ Z**^ 

ff. 2716 — 2856. Farhdd u Shirin, here entitled in the ^umvdn 
d^Jf^ ^J-'^i beginning: 

f. 286a, blank. 

ff. 2866—2986. Muqatta'at beginning : 

^ jU^y ^y ^j^-^^^ .> ^.S.^C j)l d^ ^j> ^sl^ Ja ^j 

f. 299«, blank. 

ff. 2996 — 303(7. A /a77^' in praise of his doctor Masihu 'd-Din 
Abu'1-Fath, called in the 'unwdn .\\^y^ % c5>^ «-->^. 
Begins : 

The refrain is : 

ff. 3036—3306. Prose pieces. 

f. 3036. A letter written during the author's illness, beginning : 

The manuscript ends abruptly, and a few folios are missing. 

Not dated. Probably 17th century. Written in a small neat ta'liq. 


No. LII. 

W, 87. Sizel8x7i ff. 555. 11,17. 


Poetical works of SA'ib. 

Author : Mirza Muhammad 'AH, whose poetical name was Sd'ib 
(.lied A.H. 1088). 

Contents : — 

IF. lb — 4:38a. Ghazals in alphabetical order. 

Begins : 

. ff. 4396— 458ft. Matali' beginning : 

ff. 4596 — 555a. Mutafarriqat. 

Several folios contain verses in the margin. 

Dated a.h. 1078, i.e. ten years prior to the author's death. 

A very beautiful MS. in nim-shikasta, with richly ornamented 

No. LIII. 

W. 101. Size 16^x9. ff. 92. 11. 15. 

Bahr^m ti Guland^m. 

A Mathnawi Poem. 

Author: Amin-i-Din Muhammad. 

Begins : 

)^^ JM O^ ^^ O^^ (^ '•* y^y^ y^ ->^- ^^ f*^-^ UL^^UsI 


The story itself occupies forty-eight sections, while two sections at 
the end contain the Khatiraa and Autobiography ( \ls,)) i.Juz>% j^)- 

It is the story of Bahram, son of Kishwar, king of Eiira, who having 
set out on a journey to see the Faghf ur of China, strays from his party 
and comes to a Fairy Castle, where he falls in love with Gulandam. 
After this he encounters and slays a demon, and then proceeds on 
his way to China. Gulandam wishes to accompany him, but Bahram 
says he must travel without her, as he is .always engaged in hunting. 
She gives him ten hairs from her head, which should serve him in time 
of need. Bahram, consumed with love and full of regrets, continues his 
journey till he reaches the sea, where he takes ship and encounters a 
crocodile, which he slays. On disembarking he enters "the town of 
Chin," and finds the army of Bahshad of Bulghar at the gates. The 
Faghfur had a beautiful daughter, whom Bahshad demanded in marriage, 
but the Faghf ur "did not wish him for a son-in-law." Bahram makes 
a night attack on the camp of Bahshad, whom he defeats and slays. 

Sections 25 to 34 inclusive contain the poetical correspondence which 
passed between Bahram and Gulandam after the return of the former 
from China. 

In section 35 we return to the court of King Kishwar, who, learning 
that his son is lost, offers a whole kingdom to anyone who will find 
Bahram. Finally, Bahram is discovered, and returns to his native home. 

Such is the main outline of the present story. 

Three other versions of this story are known to us. One is in the 
Guran dialect, and in it Gulandam is the daughter of the Emperor of 
China, and not a pari. Haji Khalifa mentions another, written about 
850 A.H. by Muhammad 'Abdu 'llah Katibi of Nishapur; but of this work 
he omits to give the first lines. A third is mentioned on p. 877 of Rieu's 
Cat. Pers. MSS., and this last is very remarkable for the manner in 
which it both agrees with and differs from the present MS. As to 
agreement, both are apparently by one named Amin ; both make 
Gulandam a pan, and both are in the same metre. Further than this, 
however, the agreement does not go, and they seem to be two distinct 

The author reveals his name in the following lines : 

^1^1 ^]^j^ b/*"*^' j^^ *•* ^^*^' <^^^ j'^j^ (^^^ r*^-^ 

jJHsr* A.*-^^ &sy^ ^^ e3^^^ **' ^j^ y^6 ^ /»li (^^y 

In Sprenger's Oudh Catalogue, p. 330, mention is made of a poet 
named Shah Muhammad Amin, who flourished about a.h. 1130. 
No date, apparently of 18th century. Nasta'liq. 

No. LIV. 

W. 88. Size 16 x 8 ; 22 X 11. tf. 206. 11. 17 in body of text, 23 in 


Mixed Contents. 

Comprising the Diwans of *Urfi, Naziri and Shapur. 


Contents : — 

Central Columns. 

ff. Ih—lia. Farhdd u Shtnn, by 'Urfi. 
Begins : i i i 

fF. 146 — bSh. Majmu^u 'l-AM-dr, by the same author. 

ff. 586— 138a. Qasidas and Tarj {'bands ^ 

ff. l3Sb—l92a. Ghazals > by the same. 

ff. 1926— 206a. Ruba'iyyat ) 

Dated a.h. 1079. 

Marginal Columns. 
ff. \h—U7a. Diwan of Naziri of Nfshapur (d. a.h. 1022). 
Begins (cf. Rieu, Cat. Pars. MSS., p. 818a) : 

Lo^i ^y^ '^^^ K,S^ O^ w:--^^^ U V^\ 

ff. 147a— 182a. Diwan of Shapur (d. a.h. 1020). Begins: 

1^ c^l^s^ y &^^j JW^ ^^') ^b <^^ 
Dated a.h. 1080. Neat nasta'liq. 
Scribe: ^^UiJl J,.j^ ^\ ^ ^^ 

No. LV. 

W. 97. Size 23| x 12^ ; from fol. 382, 18| x 9|. ff. 480. 

Anthology in Prose and Verse. 

Contents : — 

f. \a. d^^ ^ A^ S^U>«, by 'Urfi. 
f. 2a. AJU,^ <-^j> S>U^, l^y 'Urli. 
ff. 76—166. Various Qasidas, by 'Urfi. 
ff. 166—206. Story of 'Aql and the Water of Life. 
Begins : 

ff. 206 — 226. Anecdotes of famous personages. 

f. 236. Extract from the jl3ljJ.^j:^ *jUj of Ni'mat Khan 'Ali. 
(See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 268.) ** 

f. 46rt. ^3.CuC' ^ .^Y^-^ > ^^y ^^^® same author. 


f. 516. A letter by the same. 

f . 53a. A letter from the same to Mii'?a Mubariku 'Hah. 

f. 55a. Short anecdote concerning Majnun and a Caliph. 

f. 556. A series of chronograms (Eteostichia), giving dates of birth 
and death of famous sultans, learned men, and poets. 

ff. 57a — 816. Extracts from the diwans of Sa'di, Kalim, Jami, 'Urfi, 
HAfiz, and others, the latest being Bidil, the Indian poet, who died 

f . 82a. ^^^t. ^ ^U^ , by 'Urfi. 

Begins in the middle (cf. f. 2766 of No. XLVII.) : 

f. 86a, Definitions of poetical and rhetorical terms. 
Begins : 

f. 866. Ruba'i's and Qit'as, 

f. 87a. Anecdote referring to Hardnu 'r-Rashid. 

f. 876. Story of the three travellers and the ten loaves. - 

Begins : 

This is followed by various pithy sayings and stories, interspersed 
with verses. 

f. 89a. Account of the ten various kinds of script, such as the 
*Arabi, the Yunani, &c. 

f. 896. Quotations in Arabic from the Hadith. 
Quotations in Persian from PJato. 

f . 90a. Quotations from the ^.)s^ i ^4.«y. (Cf. Rieu, C. P. M., p. 853.) 

Quatrains by Khwaja Hasan of Delhi and others. 
f. 906. Quatrains by Zuhiiri, Qasim-i-Anvvar, Hdfiz and others. 

f. 91a. Ghazals by Kah'm, Fighani, Sa'ib, Qudsi, Muhammad-Quli 
Salim, Nasir 'All, Fitrat, Asir, Haydar Qulicha-paz and others, 
including two ghazals by the compiler of the present Anthology 
(c^U> ^^.1 «^Uk), from which it appears that his takhallus was BalmH, 
If so, he is evidently not identical with the more celebrated Bahd'i 
cited on f. 204a of this MS. (see next page), who flourished at an earlier 
date than many of the poets here cited. 

The first ghaeal begins : 


The second begins : 

and ends : 

f. 96a. A long qasida by Kalim. 

ff. 966 — lOSb. Selections from the Diwan of Mulla Muhammad 
Qudsi (d. A.H. 1056). 

ff. 1036 — 108a. Qi^^as by various poets. 

f. 1086. Mukhammasat by Sa'ib. 

ff. 1116 — 1346. Ghazals, &c., by the same, beginning: 

ff. 135a— 1566. Ghazals, &c., by Abd Talib Kalim (d. a.h. 1061). 
The first begins : 

if. 1576—1796. ^^-iuC. <-2A)^, by Ghanimat Panjabi (d. a.h. 1096). 

ff. 1806— 186a. ^ytr^ ^ ^Ljby, by Wahshi (d. a.h. 992). This 
extract is dated a.h. 1175. 

f. 204a, ly^ ^ ^^, by Baha'u'd-Din *AmiIi, the great Shi'a divine, 
author of the Kashkul (see No. CXII of this List) and the Jami--i- 
'Abbasi (see No. V of this List), who died a.h. 1030. His poetical name 
was Bahd'i, This mathnawi is mentioned by Sprenger, Oudh Cat., p. 368. 

f. 2076— 247a. J-isJl ^1^*^, by Mulla *Ali Rida ''Tajalli" 
(d. A.H. 1088). 

f. 267a. Selections from the Diwan of Shawkat (d. a.h. 1107). 

Begins : 

\)j^\kj> ^ cn-s^l^^ ^'li *^^ blj^ 

f. 282a. Selections from the Diwan of Hafiz. 
f. 298a. Selections from the Diwan of Zuhuri. 


f. 313«. Selections from the Diwaii of Mirza Ibrahim Adham 
(d. A.H. 1060). 

f. 314a. Selections from the Diwan of Shahi (d. a.h. 857). 

f. 317a. Selections from the Dnfan of Kamal of Khujand 
(d. A.H. 803), beginning : 

JUx^ ^IAc. c^AJuJI cMU ^LiJ 

f. 327a. Selections from Diwan of Saydi of Tihran (d. 1069), 
beginning : 

f. 3306. Selections fiom Diwan of Ghani (Muhammad Taliir of 
Kashmir), d. a.h. 1079, beginning: 

[;i^-o ^^^^'^ viJ^-^J^ <3\ )trFJ (^ 

f. 3346 Ode on the death of Kalim. 
Begins : 

A-f)^ 1^<S^ ^^^ ^j^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^i •:• vib «:-^^J^l l^iUli. ^T' J i-ti^J 
f. 335a. Selections from Diwan of Fighani (d. a.h. 922), beginning : 

b^-sb-^ o^-* ^^J^ J>^ ^JJa^y /^ 

f. 344a. Selections from Diwan of Talib Amuli (d. a.h. 1035). 
f. 3476. Selections from Diwan of Asafi (d. a.h. 923), beginning : 

f. 350a. Selections from Diwan of Shifa'i. 
Begins : 


f. 356a. Selections from the Dhvan of Mirza Jalal Asfr (d. a.h. 

Begins : 

In the second line Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 682, reads tii^^^U 
for ,,^^^^, 

fr. 3786— 381J; 461a— 465*; 468a-4695; 478«— 4796. Selections 
from Mirza Tahir Wahid Majdliub, Mirza Rida Danish, Muhsin Fi'm', 
Mirza Bidil, Wahshi, 'Abdu 'r-Rasul Istighna, 'All Naqi, Sabiq, 
and others. 

ff. 382a — 4566. Selections from the writings of Shaykh Muhammad 
*Ali Hazin (d. a.h. 1180), beginning : 

^^^ji^ C^ (^)^^ ^^.^ oj^, ••• b^^. S^"^ (^^j^ ^.j^ o^^ 

ff. 4576 — 4606. A Mcuiliiya (tarhib-hand) on the Imam Husayn 
by Muhtashim (d. a.h. 996). (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 6656.) 

The remaining folios are out of place, and belong properly to 
other portions of the book. 

461—465 should follow 110. 

466, 467 and 470 — 477 contain prose which has not been identified. 

468, 469 should follow 465. 

478 to the end (480) should follow 469. 

The whole is written on bad coloured paper in a rough nasta'liq. 

No. LVI. 

W.Sl.d. Size 21—22x10. ff. 260. 11.21. 

Asr^r-i-lia*nawi li Anvar-i-Maghnawi. 

A commentary on Book i of the Mathnawi. 

Author : Ghulam Mu'inu 'd-Din 'Abdu 'llah, known as al-Khalifa 
al-Khwishagi al-Chishti. 

This copy is presumably an autograph, and no other copy se^ms 
to be known. 

E 2 


The author tells us that he was a native of Qasur, where he wrote 
this commentary, which he completed in the second year of Muhammad 
Shah's reign, i.e. a.h. 1133. He was encourapjed to undertake this 
work by two Khwishagi chiefs, named Hasan Khan and Sa'id Khan. 
In the SiyaTu'l-Mutaakhkhirm (English Translation, Calcutta, 1789, 
vol. i, p. 167) we read: "One Hossein-ghan, an Afghan Ghoishky, 
who was head man of the town of Cossor in Pendjab, had these 
many years taken possession of the best districts about Cossor and 
Labor, where he acted as an hereditary lord of these territories." 
Farther down we learn that this " Hossem-ghan " had a nephew 
named "Se'id-ghan." Our MS. reads Hasan Khan, but it is none 
the less probable that our author's patrons were the uncle and nephew 
here referred to. It is noticeable that Briggs, in his edition of the 
English translation of the Siyaru'l-Muta'akhkhirm (p. 208), omits the 
word " Khwishagi." 

The author tells us that he had already written several commen- 
taries ; amongst them the following : — 

On the Dhodn of Hdjiz: (i) d^l^aJI ys^ ; (ii) ^Jl 6^1^ \ 

On the Nuzhatu 'l-Ai'wdk : ^\,y^^\ dz^U. 

On the Kanzu'd'Daqd'iq: ^liis,J| ^j&^. 
Begins : 

Dated the 9th of Rabi' II, a.h. 1133. Written in a good nasta'liq. 

No. LVII. 

W. 98. Size 18ix9i. ff. 341. 11. 17. 


Commentary on the Diwan of Hafiz. 

Author not identified. 

A note at the end says that this commentary was begun on the 15th 
of Ramadan and completed on the 19 th of Dhu '1-qa'da in the year 
A.H. 1120. 

Commentary begins : 


Commentary ends : 
Jjl iUii" s^^A.^^ O^^^ JU^ ^J^ J^ <i=s)^ l^tjfcaLjl Js^sj^ ^i 

Written in a rough nasta'liq. 


^y. 126. Size 14x7. 11.80. 11. 15. 
Sharhu Qasidati l-Burda. 

Commentary on the celebrated Burda (" Mantle-poem") of al-Bu§iri. 
Author : Muhammad Ghayur Qadiri. 
Begins : 

Jl aJoJo 
Written in Delhi in the year a.h. 920. (See Haji Khalifa, iv, 531.) 
Not dated. 18th century. Written in rough nasta'liq. 

No. LIX. 

W. 79. Size 21 x 15^. tf. 265. 11. 29. 

Jawami'u '1-Hikayat. 

A fine, complete copy of the famous collection of anecdotes by *Awfi, 
See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 749—751 ; Ethe, I. O. Pers. Cat., col. 

Author : Nuru 'd-Din Muhammad 'Awfi, who was at any rate alive 
in A H. 625. 

Begins : 

The present copy is not dated, but is written in a fine old naskh 
hand, probably of the 14th century. Qism I begins on f. 66; Qisni II 
on f. 1466; Qism III on f. 194a; Qism IV on f. 231a. 


The first four folios of the original MS. are lost, and have been 
replaced by a later hand (apparently of the 18th century). 

The old writing begins on f. 5a with the words : 

From f. 264a to the end is also written in a later hand than the body 
of the text, but in a writing far older than that of the first four folios. 

No. LX. 

W. 77. Size 16 x 8. ff. 345. 11. 15. 
Bahd,r-i- Danish. 

A famous collection of tales and anecdotes. 

Author : Shaykh 'Inayatu llah Kanbu of Lahore (d. a.h. 1082). 

Begins : 

Dated A.H. 1196. Written in a good nasta'liq. 

No. LXL 

W. 109. Size 22 x 10. fi". 210. 11. 25. 

^J-A-4^ j\^\ 

A famous Persian version of the Fables of Bidpay. 
Author : Husayn Wa'iz al-Kashifi (d. a.h. 910). 
Begins : 

Not dated. 18th century. Fair nasta'liq. 
Scribe's name : Muhammad Sa'id. 


Nos. LXII.-LXVII. and LXVII.* 

W. 78. Size 15 x 9. 11. 18 ; about 250 tf. to each volume. 

Bustan- i-Khay^l. 

A romance. See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 770 et seqq. ; Ethe, 
I. O. Pers. Cat., col. 536—541. 

Author : Muhammad Taqi al- Ja'fari al-Husayni, who bore the 
taJiUallus of Khayal (d. a.h. 1173). 

Fair copy, in seven volumes, made presumably for Sir W. Jones. 


W. 93. Size 16x8i. tf'. 96. 11. 15. 


A treatise on the Poetic Art. 

Author: Nizamu'd-Dm Ahmad ibn Muhammad Salih as-Siddiqi al- 
Husayni. See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 8146, xiii. 

This work, which was completed in a.h. 1060, has been printed in 
Lucknow, A.H. 1261. 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1128. Written in a bad nim-shikasta. 


No. LXIX. 

W. 114. Size 17 X n. IF. 207. 11. 8. 

Hazdr Dhurpad. 

A collection of one thousand dhurpads^ composed by Bakhshu 
(Bakhshava), and collected by order of Shah-Jahan. See Ethe, Bod. 
Pers. Cat., col. 1064. 


Begins : 

This work is dedicated to Shah Jahan, whose name is introduced into 
every chorus. 

Not dated. 18th century. Written on gold-sprinkled leaves, in a 
very fine ta'liq hand. 

Tlie copy bears 'Alamgir's seal. 

No. LXX. 

W. 115. Size 16i X 9. ff. 28. 11. 15. 

Shamsu '1- Asw^t. 

Author: ^y, ^j^j. 

A treatise on Hindu Music, compiled in a. H. 1109. 

Begins : 

The translator of this work from the Hindi original, which was called 
Sangit (fcs.A-^$ou-»), compares his father as a musician to Tana Sena 
(^-j^ ^iJ). (Cf. Blumhardt's Catalogue of Hindi Books in British 

Museum, p. 178 ; see also Kieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 10886.) A copy is 
described by Ethe, India Office Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 2022. 

Dated a.h. 1200. "Written in a fair nasta'liq. 

No. LXXI. 

W. 112. Sizel6xll|. ff. 29. 11.15. 

E^g: Darpan. 

A treatise on Hindu modes and melodies. Translated from an old 
Sanskrit work called ^^yi^\^^ or Man (Singh's) Recreation^ between 
A.H. 1073 and 1076. 


Translator: Faqiru'llah. 
Begins : 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in fair nasta'liq. (Cf. Ethe, 
India Office Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 2017 ; Bod. Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 1847.) 


W. 113. Size 23| X 10. if. 86. 11. 23. 


Translation of a Sanskrit work on Indian Music. 

Translator: Mirza Rawshan Damir, who flourished in the reign of 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1099. (Cf. Ethe, India Office Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 2009.) 


No. LXXIII a and b. 

W. 107a. Size 15 x 10^. ff. 144 and 233. 11. 15. 

Sri Bhagavat. 

A Persian translation of the Bhagavata Parana, agreeing with Ethe, 
India Office Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 1954. 

Vol. I begins : 

Vol. II begins : 

Dated a.h. 1199. Written in a good nasta'liq. 

58 , JONES MSS. 


' W. 107&. Size 21 X 9. ft'. 384 11. 17. 
The same ivork in one volume. 
Dated a.h. 1189. Written in a rough nasta'Iiq. 

No. LXXV. 

W. 108. Size 16x12. ft'. 444 11. 15. 

The Ramayana. 

A Persian prose translation of the Ramayana. 

Corresponds with the translation described by Kieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., 
p. 55 (Or. 1248) ; Ethe, India Office Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 1963. 

Begins : 

JoUi <5^^ ^loJ <-ib^) yU-o ji 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in a fair nasta'Iiq. 


"W. 110. Size 16x12. ff. 33. 11.15. 


Translated into Persian prose. 

This translation c(jrresponds to Add. 5651 in Kieu's Cat. Pers. MSS. 
(see p. 59a), and is there ascribed to Abu'1-Fadl (d. a.h. 1011). 

Begins : 

Not dated. 18th century. Fair nasta'Iiq. 


W. 101. Size 16x12. fif. 118. 11. 15. 

^^j-i ^-^-^ 

Shiva Purina. 

A Persian prose translation of the Shiva-Upapurana by Kishan Singh. 

The same translation is noticed by Pertsch, Berlin Pers. Cat., p. 1028, 
no. 1, and by Ethe, India Office Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 1958. 

Begins : 

Not dated. 18th century. Fair nasta'liq. 


\y. 106. Size 18 x 9J. ff. 431. 11. 15. 


An Encyclopaedia of the arts and sciences of the Hindus. 

Author: Mirza Muhammad ibn Fakhru 'd-Din Muhammad, born 
in A.H. 1071. See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 62. 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1182. Written in fair nasta*liq. 

This copy is extremely valuable on account of the notes . in Sir 
William Jones's hand, which are to be found in abundance on almost 
every page. 


W. 127. Size 17x11. ff. 39. 11.13. 

Mir'atu '1-Masa'il-i-Muhammad Shahl. 

An exposition of matters of Faith and of Jurisprudence. The author 
states that he was encouraged to write the present pamphlet by the 


favourable reception Muhammad Shah had given to a former treatise of 
his called Munabhihdt-i- Muhammad Shdhi. It was composed in 

A.H. 1137. 

Begins : 

No. LXXX. 

W. 130. 

*' Forms of oaths held binding by the Hindus." 

Author : 'All Ibrahim Khan, chief magistrate of Benares. 


W. 73. Sizel7|xlO. fe. 95. 11. U. 

"Narrative of the Proceedings of Scindia and the Confederates, in- 
cluding the Transactions at Delhi, &ct., from the 26th July, 1787 ... to 
the 16th October, 1787, . . . when Col. Harper left Lucknow." 

^^ ^^^. i^ttH ^J^^^^fi-^ «^W^ ca^l^l-ii:.! c—'s^.x;^ 

The MS. appears to be merely an extract from a memoir on the life of 
the celebrated Mahadajee Sindia, concerning whom see James Grant 
Duff's History of the Mahraitaa (London, 1826), latter part of vol. ii 
and beginning of vol. iii. 

Not dated. Written in a legible Indian ta'liq. 

( 61 ) 


W. 168. Size 20x11. ff. 572. 11.9. 

Not dated. IStli century. Written in a fine modern naskh. 


W. 137a. Size 20x 11. ff. 193. 11. 9. 

The Mukhtasar of al-Quduri. 

Al-Quduri's Mukhtasar^ or Compendium of Muhammadan Law 
according to the Hanafiie school. 

Author : Abu '1 Husayn Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Quduri. 

This extract deals with the Law of Contracts. It begins with the 
chapter entitled C4-j-Jl <__ilx^, and ends at the place where, in the 
complete edition, the chapter entitled ^J^\y>}^\ c_sU^ begins. 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in very neat naskh. 

The scribe does not give his name, as the copy was left incomplete, 
but the hand is the same as that of several succeeding MSS. in this 
collection which bear the signature of al-Hajj *Abdu 'llah al-Makki, 
who was employed by Sir W. Jones, 


W. 1376. Size 19i x 11. ff. 200. 11. 5. 
The same work. 

Precisely the same extract as the preceding. 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in neat naskh. 



W. 138. I. Size 20x 13. ff. 189. II. 21. 


The famous text-book of Muhammadan Law according to the Hanafite 
school. First volume. 

Author : Burhanu 'd-Din *Ali ibn Abi Bakr al-Marghinani (d. a.h. 593). 

begins : ^ ^ 

A^J^l^ ^i*31 ^U^ ^is^l ^JJI dJJ J^3i 


W. 138. II. Size 24x13. ff. 196. Ih 24. 

The second volume of the same. 

Begins with the fytr^ I t_i U^ . 

Not dated, but apparently of the early 18th century. 

These volumes bear the seal of Farrukh-Siyar, who reigned in Delhi 
from A.H. 1124—1131. 


W. 139. r. Size 26 x 13. ff. 250. 11. 17. 
Fatawa *Alamgiri. 

The famous collection of Judicial Decisions, made by the order of 
Aurangzib. Yol. I. 

Begins : 

^^yfX^y^\ SLji ^^2^ *»A^1^ 5^1^)1^ ^^j^U3l tl^^ tOJ j^AsJI 

and ends: ^^^i ^^^ «^ ^^ ^^ ^XJ^\ Js.-^i^ 

corresponding to the last words on p. rvi of the Calcutta ed. of 1828. 



W. 139. II. Size 20x 10. ff. 569. 11. 23. 
Vol. II of the same ivork. 

Begins with r;l5CjJl <_^U^ 
Ends with «^iij| <__aU^ 


W. 139. III. Size 20 x 10. ff. 491. 11. 2.3. 
Vol. Ill of the same work. 

Begins with p*-«J^ c^U^ 
Ends with <^^£.J.J1 c-sU^ 

No. XC. 

W. 139. IV. Size 20 x 10. ff. 592. 11. 23. 

A continuation of Vol, III of the same worh. 

Pagination continues from f. 492 down to f. 1083. 

No. XCI. 

W. 139. V. Size 20 x 10. ff. 639. 11. 23. 
Vol. IV of the same ivorh. 

Begins with the d*A^l t-iU^ and extends to the end of the work. 

>iach volume contains an index. The index of No. LXXXIX is, 
liowever, in No. XC, and vice versa. 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in fair naskh. 

No. XCII. 

W. 140. Size21xlL ff. 161. 11. 14. 

Al-Fara'idu 'sh-Sharifiyya. 

Commentary on the Sirajiyya. 

Author : Say) id Sharif Jurjani. (Cf. No. I of this Catalogue.) 


Begins : 

Copied for Sir W. Jones by al-Hajj *Abdu 'Hah al-Makki, Dhu '1- 
Qa'da 18th, a.h. 1205. In neat naskh, and vocalized throughout. 


W. 141. Size 27 X 16. II. 101. 11. 13. 

A Miscellany of Muhammadan Law. 

This volume was evidently written by the scribe of No. XCII, at the 
order of Sir William Jones, who may himself have selected the extracts, 
which are derived from such well-known works as the Sharifiyya, the 
'Alamgiriyya, the Mukhtasar of al-Quduri, &c. There are many blank 

Contents : — 

f. lb, d3\K3l c^lj 

f. 26ft. ^JJ)^ u^y^^ «-r^^i 

f. 345. a31^l ^b 

f. 426. ^„^^i <^^ 

f. 636. ^^1 c^Ij 

f. 786. ^4^1 <^\i 

No. XCIV. 

W. 157. Size 14x8. ff. 82. 11.14. 

Sharhu ^Aqa'idi 'n-Nasafi. 

A commentary on the fundamental articles of the Muhammadan 
Creed, called the ^AqdHd^ by Najmu'd-Din Abu Hafs *Umar ibn 
Muhammad an-Nasafi (d. a.h. 537). 

Commentator : Shaykh Sa*du 'd-Din at-Taftazani (d. a.h. 792). 

Begins : ^ 

Not dated. 17th century. Beautifully written in naskh, with gold 


No. XCV. 

W. 152. Size 15x7|. ff. 61. 11. 17. 

Al-Matalibu '1-Husaynl. 

A short theological treatise. 

Author: Sayyid Muhamma<l Afad ud-Din (^^) u^^') known as 
Mir Husaynf. (Compare No. IV of this Catalogue.) 

Begins : 

Contents : — 

f. 2a. Muqaddima. 

f. 6fc. Matlab I. On the Divine Nature. In 19 fasls, 

f. 37a. Matlab II. On the Mission of Prophets. In 4 fasls. 

f. 416. Matlab III. On the Imamate. 

f. bih, Matlab IV. On Burial. 

f . 57a. Matlab V. On the Day of Resurrection. In 2 fasls. 

f. 60a. Khatima, which contains a translation of the Ten Command- 
ments of Moses. 

Dated A.H. 1199. Written in a rough nasta'liq. 

No. XCVI. 

W. 165. Size 21 x 13. if. 397. 11. 31. 
Muriiju 'dh-Dhahab. 

The famous universal history by Mas'udi', edited, with a French 
translation, by«MM. Barbier de Meynard and Pavet de Courteille (Paris, 

The present MS. contains one volume only, and brings the history 
down to the year a.h. 336. 

Begins : 

Dated a,h. 1075. Written in naskh. 

66 JONEft MSS. 


W. 143. Size U4x9|. ff. 961. 11. 19. 

Sukkardanu 's-Sultan, 

A history of the Sultans of Egypt, composed in a.h. 757 by Shaykh 
Ibn Abi Hajala. (See Kieu, Suppl. Cat. Arabic MSS., p. 350.) 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1081. 


W. 161 Size 17x9. fP. 36. 11. 21. 
At-Tarikhu '1-Yamlni. 

A fragment of al-*Utbi"s famous history of Mahmud of Ghazna. (See 
Brockelmann's Geschichte d. Arab. Litt., vol. i, p. 314. 

and ends with the chapter entitled ^^^s-^w^-i** ^ ^.M»viij| ^1 ^^. 
Not dated. Early IStli century. Written in neat nasta*liq. 

No. XCIX. 

W. 145a. Size 25x13. ff. 403. 11. 31. 

The famous Arabic Dictionary, composed by Majdu 'd-D/n Abii Tahir 
Muhammad ibn Ya'qdb al-Firuzabadi (d. a.h. 817). 

Dated a.h. 1072. A beautiful copy in neat naskh. 


No. C. 

# W. Ubb. Size 18x9. fP. 475, 11. 35. 

The same work. 

Scribe: ^a--o3Jl ^U-^JI ^Ur^^l J^C- ^1 J«*.a>« 
Dated a.h. 1010. Written in an elegant and minute naskli. 

No. CI. 

W. 144. Size 21x11. if. 382. 11.14. ' 


The famous Arabic Grammar by Ibnu '1-Hajib, with a commentary 
by Mulla Jami. (See Rieu, Suppl. Arabic MSS., p. 610.) 

Begins: ^^ j^ ^^,^ ^y ^j| 

Dated A.H. 1207 (a.d. 1792). 

Copied by al-Hajj 'Abdu 'Hah al-Makki. 

No. Oil. 

W. 146. Size 12x6. ff. 97. 11.9. 


The Khulasa, better known as the Alfiyya, of Ibn Malik (d. a.h. 
672). See the old Arabic Catalogue of the British Museum, p. 235, &c. 

Begins: ^^ ^iy^jl^ JU 

The first half contains Persian glosses throughout. 
Dated A.H. 1129. 

P 2 

68 JONES MSS. , 


No. cm. 

W. 159. Sizel6|x7. fP. 138. 11.21. 
Sharhu '1-Mu*allaqat. 

Commentary on the Seven Mu'allaqat. 

Author : al-Khatib Abu Zakariyya Yahya at-Tibrizi (d. a.h. 502). 
Begins : 

Contents : — 

f. 16. Imra'u '1-Qays. 

f. 29a. Tarafa. 

f. 50«. Zuhayr. 

f. mi). Labia. 

f. 85a. 'Antara. 

f. 103i. *Amr ibn Kiilthum. 

f. 119a. Al-Harith. 

Tibrizi's Commentary was published by Sir Charles Lyall in the 
Bibliotheca Indica (1894). 

Dated a.h. 1182. Written in a clear naskh. 

Scribe : ^-y^' 

No. CIV. 

W. 158. Sizel9xl2i. ff. 110. 11.17. ' 


Sharhu '1-Mu*allaqat. 

Commentary on the Seven Mu'allaqat. 

Author : Abu Ja'far Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Isma'fl an- 
Nahhas (d. a.h. 338). 


Begins : 

Contents : — 

f. Ih. 

Imra'u '1-Qays. 

f. 216. 


f. 37a. 


f. 476. 


f. 656. 


f. 826. 


f. 976. 

'Amr ibn Kulthum. 

Copies of this commentary are scarce. 

Dated a.h. 1 

198. Written in a fair naskh, 

No. CV. 

W. 161. Size 15x10. fif. 262. 11.4. 


Sharhu 1-Mu*allaqat. 

A selected commentary on the Seven Mu'allaqat, agreeing for the 
most part very closely with the Calcutta selection of *Abdu '1-Karim, 
than which it is, however, more profuse. 

Begins without introduction. 

First comment on first line of Imra'u '1-Qays begins : 

Contents : — 

f. 16. Imra'u '1-Qays. 

f. 776. Tarafa. 

f. 1146. Zuhayr. 

f. 1376. Labid. 

f. 1726. 'Amr ibn Kulthum. 

f. 2066. 'A]itara. 

f. 2366. El-Harith. 

This copy was made for Sir William Jones by al-Hajj 'Abdu *llah 

Dated a.h. 1200. 


No. CVI. 

W. 153. Size 19x 10. ff. 202. 11. 13. 

Kitdbu '1-Hamdsa. 

A collection of Ancient Arabian Poems made by Abu Tanimam. 

A note at the beginning by Sir William Jones says: "This book 
was copied by Ahdullah of Mecca from a manuscript on transparent 
paper traced at Oxford on an inestimable copy of the Hamdsah, 
which Pocock had brought from Aleppo, and on which he set high 
value : I gave ten guineas to the boy who traced it ; and I value 
this book at least at twenty guineas. ^ j 

26 :Nov. 1788." 

The tracing referred to is in this Collection, but is no longer 
serviceable, as the paper has become black and brittle. (See No. CXVII 
of this List.) The MS. from which the tracing was made is described 
in Nichol and Pusey's Bodleian Catalogue of Oriental MSS., vol. i., 
p. 250. 

No. CVII. 

W. 154. Size 15x7i. tf. 158. 11.19. 

Diwdnu '1-Mutanabbi. 

The poetical works of Abu 't-Tayyib Ahmad ibn al-Husayn al- 
Mutanabbi (d. a.h. 354). 

Begins: ^^| ^, ^^| ^^ j^ ^j^3| ^^ ^^| 
Dated a.h. 1054. Written in a curious backward-slanting naskh. 


W. 155. Sizel6J-x9i. ff. 107. 11.11. 
Diwanu *Ali. 

Poems attributed to 'All, son of Abu Talib. 
Begins : 


The usual prose preface, explaining the manner in which these poems 
came to be collected, is wanting. 

The transcript was made lor Sir William Jones by al-Hajj 'Abdu'Uah 

A note in Sir William Jones's hand at the beginning says : *' The 
war song.^ and some of the short pieces were written by the Prince 
of the Faithful, and, together with his Homilies, constitute all his 
works: the rest of the collection is believed to have been composed 
by another ^Ali ihn Ahi Tdlih of Kairawan or Gyrene." 

Dated A,H. 1202. 

No. CIX. 

W. 156. Size 16x5^. 11\ 113. 
Poetical Anthology. 

This little collection of Arabic lyric verse is styled by Sir William 
Jones ^i^U)) ^Ui»^ or Anthologia Amatoria. It contains a large 
number of Arabic lyrics, and a lew in Turkish, written for the most 
part transversely on the page in a neat uaskh. 

Amongst the Arabic authors cited are the following : Al-Mutanabbi, 
Nasihu 'd-Din al-Arrajaui, Ahmad al-*Inayati, Muhammad ibn al-'Afif, 
Asli-Sharif ar-Radi, Ibnu 's-Sa*ati, Balia'u'd-Din Zuhayr, Amir Abu 
Firas, Jamalu 'd-l)in ibn Matruh, Mihyar, &c., &c. 

On f. 90a. A Turkish ode by Nawa. 
Begins : 

f . 90^». Another by Nasi'mi. 
Begins ; 

W^^ ^j'^^ CV <3^ ^^ d^y^ ^^y 

f. 91a— 926. Poems in Turkish by NaFi Chelebi and Fahmi. 

f. Ilia — 113a. A long poem by ash-Shahrazuri. 

Not dated. Apparently early 18th century. 


No. ex. 

W. 160. Size 16 x 10. fe. 116. 11. 3—11. 

Mixed Contents. 

1. ff. 16—186. 

wwJcuJ) yaJ:^, Shi^ru 'l-Matalammis. Collected poems of Jarir ibn 
*Abdu '1-Masih, called al-Mutalammis, with notes, historical and gram- 
matical, from the traditions of Ahu '1-Hasan al-Athram, Abii 'U bay da, 
Abu *Amr asb-Shaybani, al-Asma'i, and others. (See Rieu, Cat. Arab. 
MSS., p. 648.) 

Begins : 

Copied by al-Hajj 'Abdu 'lliih al-Makki, a.h. 1200. 

2. ff. 206 to the end. 

The Seven Mu'allaqat, written with wide spacings between the lines 
of the poems, in which are written transversely glosses and commentaries 
in Arabic and Persian. 

f. 206. Imra'u '1-Qays. 

f. 336. Tarafa. 

f. 506. Zuhayr. 

f. 616. Labid. 

f. 756. 'Amr ibn Kulthdm. 

f. 92a. ^Antara. 

f. 104a. Al-Harith. 

Dated A.H. 1199. 

No. CXI. 

W. 166. Size 19 x 11. ff. 295. 11. 9. 
Maqamatu '1- Hariri. 

A copy made for Sir William Jones by al-Hajj 'Abdu 'llah al-Makki, 
written in a fine na^kh, with Arabic and sometimes Persian glosses 
beneath the difficult words and expressions. 

Begins : ^ ^ ^ ^ 

Dated a.h. 1204. 


No. CXII. 

W. 142. Size 25 x 13. flf. 238. 11. 27. 


Complete in one volume. 

Author: Balia'u M-Din Muhammad al-Amuli (d. a.h. 1031). (See 
Fliigel, Vienna MSS., i, 409 ; Loth, Arab. MSS. of I. 0., pp. 241, 242.) 

Begins : ^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^ ^^^^ 
Dated, A.H. 1079. A fine copy, written in good naskh. 


W. 164. Size 17x 7|. If. 418. 11. 17 ; exclusive of margins. 

The full title of this elegant composition (of which apparently no 
other copy is known to exist) is : 

It is written throughout in rhymed prose ( A.«yw), with verses frequently 

From f. la we learn that the whole MS., including the marginal notes, 
was written by the author, who styles himself Muhammad Mun'im ibn 
al-Hajj Muhammad Qasim al-Jaza'iri. 

Begins, i. lb : 

.;. >U3I JA^I Js> f.XJ)j SjL^] .:. J^l jlj>;l ^Ijp .L^:aj 


I (j^^^-^ ^ ^ ^i.U^.. J i J^*^^ •:• ^Lii^l >J^"^j *W<J^^ •■^^*-'^ 

JoU^ •:. ^U-Jl^ (J^)^^ «:-^^lj U 

Prefixed is a copious Index of Contents, made by the author for this 
MS. (N.B. tf. 4 and 5 are transposed.) 

The quotation from the exordium will suffice to indicate the author's 
style. An idea of the contents of this work may he gathered from a 
short selection of chapter-headings taken from the Index. It may be 
noted that some of the chapters refer to the author's own person, and 
in one tliere is a list of his apparently most voluminous writings : 

— jj^\ ^X* i-JLoj _- ^j^iJl ^C- d:jLj^ J^*^^ ^>?b^ ^^^ 

%^'^ _ ^Ssi»J^^ jljotJj A'^sJi ^^JaL*, ^^,!^ __ «-,_Jji3l j*^O.S i— a-o4 

On almost every page are copious marginal notes, which consist for 
the most part of a grammatical commentary on the text. At the end of 
the work are 26 folios written across the whole paye in the same hand, 
containing quotations and odd notes. 

On the expression \L«JI «— ^-Js, the form of the beloved seen in a 

dream, see an article by De Slane in the Journal Asiatique, ser. iii, 
vol. V, pp. 376 et seqq. 

Dated a.h. 1117. Written in a good clear naskh, the notes being in 

No. CXIV. 

W. 150. Size 18X 12. ff. 283. 11. 27. 

L.i 13 V 


Part of Avicenna's famous Encvclopaedia of Philosophy. (See Rieu, 
Suppl. Cat. Arab. MSS., pp. 484-5.) 

Contents (Jumla I.) : — 

f. 2b. Fann I. On Logic. 

f. 16a. „ II. Maqala I. 

f. 27«. „ „ „ II. 

f. 35a. „ ,, ,, III. 


f. 42b. Fann II, Maqala IV. 
f. 51«. „ ,, „ V. 

f. 63a. Fann II here ends abruptly in tlie middle of the section 

entitled >a*31^ &j^3}\^ J*^'j ^>^^ v3^ k}^^ 
f. 636, blank. 

f. 636. Fann III. On Geometry, 
f. 243a. On Astronomy, 
f. 3596. On Music. 

ff. 16 and 2a contain the Introduction by Abu 'Ubayd al-Juzajani, and 
correspond exactly with the passages quoted in full in the Leyden Cat., 
iii, pp. 315 e^ seqq. 

Dated a.h. 1046. Written in fair nasta'liq. 

No. CXV. 

W. 151. Sizel2|x7. ff. 44. 11.9. 
Miiqizu 1-Ghafilin min Qiblati l-*Arifin. 

Author; 'All Damin (^LiaJ^), known as al-Muntazir. 

A treatise on the geographical position of certain towns, with special 
regard to Murshidabad. 

The author tells us in his preface that he had previously written a 
work on the same subject, calling it ^ybU3) ^LotS^ ^-ji^lsJI dLo 
(Qihlatu'l-'Arifin iva Ka'batu'l-Mdhirin), in which he had pointed out 
the errors made in ascertaining the points of the compass. The present 
pamphlet is an answer to the criticism which this book called forth. 

It begins : 

It is divided into a Preface, a Muqaddima, nine Raqms, and a Khatima, 
while at the end are fourteen tables, occupying half a fulio each, de- 
scribing the position of various important towns in their relation to 
one another. 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in fair nasta'liq. 

7a . JONES MSS. 

No. CXVI. 

W. 163. Size 20x10. ff. 22. 11. 8. 

Qasidatu '1-Burda. 

See above, No. LVIII. 
Begins : 

^-^ ^Jo ^^^Ji:S^ ^^ ^■^' 

Not dated. Early 18th century. Very fine specimen of calligraphy, 
large naskh. 



W. 167. Size 12x12. 


The tracing from the Bodleian MS. to which reference has been 
already made. (See No. C\I, p. 70 supra.) 


* W. 169. Size 18x9. ff. 164. 11.11. 

cjL:; J^ 

A Hindustani translation of Sa'di's Guliddn. 
Begins : 

Not dated. 18th century. Written in fair nasta'liq. 




No. CXIX. 

Size 15ixl0. ff. 83. 11. 15. 


A Persian translation of certain Suras of the Qur an, with occa^;ional 
running comments. 

Author : Mulla Husayn Kashghari. 

The title and author's name have been taken from the recto of fol. 1. 
In the brief introduction there is no indication of either title or author. 

Begins : 
* «iJl ^3 Yir^ *^^^ ii-^i^-^'**' 5 Ju.£* J^^ ^^ 

Contents : — 

ff- 2^ J^J ; 1 6a, v^li UsJ i ; 34&, J^ . Between 49ft and 50a several 
folios are missing. 50a, W^^ j 54ft, caA^^U3l ; 58ft, ^j-^-,.^ ; 61a, 
jl/^\; 63ft,^llafi3:SI; 65ft, ^^ J-^.kJI ; 69ft, ^lil&i 3)1 ; 71ft, g:^^'; 
75a,^3;^kJl; 76a, ^i^^l ; 78a, ^Ui.Uil ; 80ft, ^a)l. 

The text ends abruptly on f. 83a, in the middle of this Sura, with 

the words : d^jtj ^ . 

The verso of f. 83 is blank. 

The translation is made word for word. The Arabic text is written 
in red ink. 

Not dated. 18th century. Rough nasta'liq. 


No. CXX. 

Size 12x7. ff'. 2G. 11.12. 

Tract on the Recital of Prayers, and the correct reading of the Qur'an. 
Author : al-Hajj Muhammad Tahir Muhammad Zaman Tabri'zi'. 
Begins : 

^lyijl j*K^^ U-,k^ U5t:^ ^JJI ii3 s^J] 

Not dated. 18th century. Fair naskh. 

No. CXXI. 

Size 12x5. if. 127. 11.14. 

A Persian translation of a theological treatise by 'All ibn *Abdu 
'l-'Ali (circa a.h. 940). 

The Bisdla-i-Ja^fariyi/a is mentioned in the Habibu 's-Siyar, iii, 
Juz' iv, p. 114, as the work of a celebrated miijtahid who lived under 
Shah Tahmasp. See Rieu, Suppl. Cat. Arab. MSS., p. 425, and Cat. 
Pers. MSS., pp. 826a and 1095a; Cat. Lugd. Bat. iv, 116; Loth, 
Cat. Arab. MSS., UQh. 

Begins : 

Dated A.H. 948. Neat nasta'liq. 


SizelOJxSi. If. 167. 11.19. 
Mirs^du 'l-4bad. 

A Sufi work on the progress of the soul. (For full description see 
Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 386.) 

Author: Najrau'd-Dm Razi (d. a.h. 654). 


Begins : 

The MS. is incomplete at the end, and the first folio is in a more 
recent hand. The rest is in a very elegant and minute naskh of the 
15th century, and is interesting as marking the transitional state of 
writing between naskh and nasta'liq : for while there is a suggestion of 
ta'li'q, the dais are frequently dotted as in older Persian MSS. 

On the last folio of the present MS. the author gives his name as 

<^^iyi <^j^-.-iJi ;^^u» ^i jw«.s^ ^j aLji ^^ j^' ^^' y-^ 

Not dated. 15th century. Minute naskh. 


Size lGx9. ff. 23. 11. 14. 


Author : 'Abdu 'r- Rahman Jami. (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 4ia.) 
Begins : 

Not dated. 18th century. Nasta'liq. 


Size UJxOJ. ff. 131. 11. 15. 


Safinatu l-Awliya. 

Lives of tlie holy men and Shaykhs who lived from the beginnimx 
of Muharamadan times down to those of the author. Completed in 
A.H. 1049. 

Author: Muhammad Dara Shikuh Hanafi Qadiri. (See Rieu, Cat. 
Pers. MSS., p. 3566.) 


Begins : 

Dated ah. 1151. Rough nasta'li q. 

No. CXXV. 

Size 16—21x10—11. ff. 149. 11. 21. 
Akhbaru '1-Anbiya. 

A history of the Prophets from Adam down to Muhammad. 

Contents : — 




of A'lam. 











Begins : 
O^^ e)^^ cT'J^.^t^^-^ ji «^-'' O^^'f^ c?^J>>? 

Not dated. Early 18th century. Rough nasta'liq. 


Size 16x9. ff. 46. 11. 14. ' 
Nashatu 'l-*Ishq. 

A Sufi. tract, being a commentary on a risdla called <-_>lkSiSJI <»-.k S 
Qutbu 'I'Aqtdb, by Ghawth al-A'zam (fol. 2a), known as the Bisdla-i- 

Author : 'Abdu 'llah ibn Hasan ibn 'All al-Makki al-Husayni al-GiJani. 


Begins : 

The original tract on which this commentary is based is presumably 
the one mentioned by Ethe, Bodleian Cat. Pers. MSS., col. 803, no. 1298. 
§ 39. » > . 


SizelSxlOi. ff. 24. 11.12. 

Majma^u 1-Bahrayn. 

A treatise on the technical terms of Hindu pantheism, and their 
equivalents in Siifi phraseology. 

Author : Dara Shikuh (circa a.h. 1065). See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., 
p. 828. 

Begins : 

Not dated. 18th cent. Nasta'liq. 


Size 151x7. ff. 223. 11.19. 


An abridged edition of Shaykh Ahmad 'Arifi Aflaki's Mandqibu 

Author : *Abdu *1-Wahhab ibn Jalalu'd-Din Muhammad al-Hamadani. 
Composed in a.h. 947, of which the title is the chronogram. 

The work is divided into a muqaddima, nine dhilcrs or biographies, 
and a khdtima, and contains the lives of the principal Sufi saints of the 


seventh century of the Hijra, inchiding Jahilu 'd-Din Rumi. A copy is 
mentioned in Ethc, Cat. Pers. MSS., India Office, no. 631. 

Begins : 
&jSXi f^j^ <^Aii ^j^^^j^i, j]yib ^^l;l>Jb J^ d^ ^j^yUs^ Ja^i j^ 

Not dated. 16th century. Good nasta'liq. 



Size 10x6|. ff. 177. 11. 12. 

Intikhab-i-Jawidan Khirad. 

An abridged translation of the Arabic work on the moral precepts 
of the ancient sages, by Abu *Ali Ahmad ibn Muhammad Miskawayh 
(d. A.H. 421). 

Edited in a.h. 1065, from materials prepared by certain learned men, 
by Haji Shamsu 'd-Din Gilani Muhammad Husayn. 

Another translation is mentioned by Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 
440, 441. 

Begins : 

jUd. j jUe^ ;i^k»j ^i> ^^W^i^ j^'^j^A j^i^ yjb^y^ 

The editor's Introduction extends to f. 7b. 

f. 76. On the origin of the Jawidan Khirad. 
The principal sages quoted are : — 

f. 11a. Hushang. 

f. 22b. Buzurjmihr. 

f. 34a. Azarbad. 

f. 355. Kayqubad. 

f. 416. Nushirwan, 

f. 476. Jamshid. 

f. 486. Bahman ibn Isfandiyar, &c., &c. 

Dated a.h. 1240. JS^asta'liq. 


No. CXXX. 

Size 14x5. ff. 151. 11. 17. 


A well-known treatise on Ethics. 

Author : Nasiru 'd-Di'n Tusi (d. a.h. 672). 

Begins : 

JsJ&,Ij ^^^UI tSAJu* t.^yh£:K ^31^3 J^JU^ ^J^ y Jv»-J Ju^ 

Copied in the 37th year of Awrangzib*s reign (A.n. 1106), by 
Muhammad Ashraf 'All. (Cf. Pertsch, Berlin Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 831.) 

Neat nasta'liq. 


Size 15x10. ff. 165. 11. 11. 


Another well-known treatise on Ethics. 
Author: Husayn Wa'iz-i-Kashifi (d. a.h. 910). 
Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1254. Nasta'liq. 


Size 15xlO|. ff. 212. 11. 12. 


A treatise on Ethics. 

Author: Al-WaK Muhammad 'All ibn Mufti Ghulam Muhammad 

G 2 


The work is divided into five chapters (ganj), which in their turn are 
subdivided into mi^ydrs and Hydrs, 

Begins, f. 2b : 

«.-MM»J JjJ^iS) ^^2^ ^%t5^ ^J^-*^ pUJa-ol ^ 
f. 1 contains a list of contents. 
Contents : — 

dJJ) ^ »»^>e N i ^^3^ vJ"*'*^ fcX^.^^ JclJ^ "^^^^ fcc-^^-wA<a3 ^»^ A^^ tt^ 
Not dated. 19th century. Nasta'liq. 



Size 17x9|. ff. 382. 11. 21. 


Bal'ami's famous Persian version of Tabari's great chronicle. 
Author : Abu *Ali Muhammad Bal'ami (d. a.h. 386). 
Begins : 

Date tiot legible. 17th century. Nasta^liq. 



Size 221x11. ff. 242. 11.27. 


First volume of this famous compendium, bringing the history down 
to the reign of Yazdigird-i-Shahriyar. 

Author: Muhammad ibn Khawandshah, known as Mirkhwand (d. 
A.H. 903). 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1237. Nasta'liq. 


Size21xl5i. ff. 101. 11.23. 


An abridgment of General History, 

Author : Amir Yahya ibn 'Abdu '1-Latif al-Husaynf al-Qazwini 
(d. A.H. 962). 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1270. Rough nasta'liq. 


Size 17x8. ff. 191. 11.11. 


A history of the ancient kings of Persia, beginning with Gayumarth, 
and ending with Yazdigird. 


The author's name does not appear in the preface, but in the colophon 
he tells us that he composed this history in a.h. 1082. 

Begins : 

This history, which the author describes as a *risdla,^ ends in the 
middle of fol. 1506, where we find a new heading <-^lyJI ^ 
in red ink. 

This portion begins : 

dkcsJ i^W^ «^ij^ (^v^la^^kii d^ «t./w%%»l >^X/» fi^^J^ «- , ^X > J,^ 

This work, treating of the wonders of the world, contains for the most 
part maxims of the Greek and Arabian philosophers. 

These 'wonders' may have been collected by the scribe, who calls 
himself Muhammad-quli Khurasani. 

Dated a.h. 1217. Rough nasta'liq. 


■ Size 25 X Hi. ff. 109. 11.17. 

'Umdatu 't-Tawarikh. 

A history of Ranjit Singh. Vol. II, containing only Da/tars II 
and III. 

Author :— 1 

A compendious and minute history, written in very flowery language. 

Daftar III has been lithographed in India in a.d. 1888. 

Dated A. H. 1260. Nasta*liq. 


Size 15x10. ff. 136. 11. 12. 

Mir'atu l-*Alam. 

A short compendium of Geography and Science. 

Author : Muhammad A'zam ibn Shaykh Muhammad Shaff* ibn 
Shaykh *Abdu VSalam. 



The work is divided into ten chapters (bdbs), which in their turn are 
subdivided into sections {fasU). 

Contents of chapters : — 

I. On the Planets, Fixed Stars, &c. 

II. On Smoke, Clouds, Snow, Rain, &c. 

III. On Mountains. 

IV. On Salt and Sweet Waters. 
V. On the Divisions of the Earth. 

VI. On the Seven Climes. 

VII. On the Distances separating various towns and villages. 

VIII. On the Wonders of the Inhabited World. 

IX. On the Precepts of Prophets and Philosophers. 

X. Moral Tales and Pious Traditions. 

The present manuscript ends abruptly at the beginning of Chapter VI. 
Not dated. 18th century. Nasta'liq. 


Sizel6Jxl3. if. 34. 11.16. 

Two Astrological Pamphlets. 

I. (ff. Ih — 12b.) On the «JLL go, a catechism. 
Author : Abu '1-Khayr Muhammad ibn Muhammad Al-Farsi. 

The author tells us in a brief introduction that he composed this tract 
(risdla) after he had completed a work called c_i]S^k^l Ac:. {Ilall-i- 
asturldb). In writing it he had made use of the Burhdnu*l-Kifdi/at and 
of the various works of Ptolemy. 

Begins : 

^^] ^[L* &^s>^ ^♦-^i jijxi) Jji ^ ^^U-^:u-)JI^ 

Dated a.h. 1224. Neat naskh. 

II. (fif. 13a— 34fc.) A Calendar of propitious and unpropitious omens 
and signs, which may occur throughout the year. 


Begins : 

Not dated. Written on same paper as No. I. Nasta'liq. 

No. CXL. 

Sizel5|xlli. ff. 92. 11.17. 
An Astrological Work. 

The work begins without preface with Thaniara I. : 

cc^-xio) f-ly <3J^ iV*'^ ^^' ^iV*"^ vjtaV^ *A».*J!-^ ^ tttila-o ^J 

It is divided into fifteen shu^bas or Branches, each of which is divided 
into a number of tliamaras or Fruits. 

Copied for MuUa 'Abdu'l-'Ali Munajjim-i-Kirmani in a.h. 1224, 


No, CXLI. 

Size 15x9. ff. 157. 11. 18. 

Ahkamu '1-AVam. 

An astrological work. (See Pertsch, Berlin Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 363, 

Author : *Ali Shah ibn Muhammad al-Khwarazmi, known as 'Ala'u '1- 
Munajjim al-Bukhari. 

The author in his preface cites the <SilQ.^I ^^^^ (BurJidnu 
HKijdyat) mentioned in No. CXXXIX of this Catalogue. 

Begins : 

Copied (like No, CXL) for Mulla 'Abdu '1-^Ali the astronomer, of 

Dated A.H. 1224. "Written in nim-shikasta down to middle of i.ZSh\ 
the remainder in a neat naskh. 



Sizel5ix9i. flf. 106. 11.15. 


A treatise on Metaphysics, Yoga and Divination, principally based on 
the Hindi work Svarodaya of Charana Dasa, the pupil of Sukhadevaji ; 
to which are appended a number of quatrains by the author. 

Author: Satidasa son of Ram Bh^'i, of the Khatri caste, known 
poetically as *Arif, resident in the parganah of Kaythal (J^a^), 
the ancient Kapistala. Composed in a.h. 1167. 

Begins, f . la ; 

The work is divided into sixteen fasls, as follows : — 
f. 26. ^^T (j^l^ J^ ^ ^lc3 J ^|J^ ^Lj j6 

f. 36. c-JJ^I ji ^y^ p ^jJi^ ^ ^jj---«J ^a 

f. 56. ycAxS' ^\^\ iA^^x^ j^ 

f. 6A. ^^ y^ 5-^ ^ ^ j^^ ;»> 

f. 76. ^Ij^oU^^i^^ ^^y^ ^^^s^\^ ^^ 

f. 11a. ^i <jiiL&» ^ c:!^^ us-^^^*.*^*^ 

f. 136. ^1 Ui;l^ f»i>Ji ut-wi^^jt^ ^J 

f. 146. JI l^^l^ cT^^ r^^ «-*J^*^ ^J 

f. 156. las** ctt^liT ^ ^ijt)! ^y ^J5:i-3i^ ;^ 

f. 17a. vS^Ws=^ va.iUAC' ^^j:u^ilj^J 

f. 18a. uob^U^ Jib! cp^Jb. ^ c^I^^^jX^Ij^J 

f. 316. (Sdnkhya Yoga) ^^ r^-iU-, ^^i ^J ^J^I^J J'^vi 

J5i J-3 

|.^j J^ 

^•^ J^ 

r>>W cW 

r«^, c>^ 

f^^^ j^ 

^ j^ 

^%«.&Jb J^ai 

(^ J-^ 

^^ J*^ 

^ibJJ>li J^ 


f. 44a. (Raja Yoga) ^j^ ^)j titjLi;^^^ ^^y^^^ J^ai 

f. 546. J^^^ (ITatha Yoga) ^^ r^^^^^l^Jj^ ^5>J>1^«^ J^ai 

f. 75a. (Astdnga Yoga) ^y^ t^Uii*! u:^^^*v^J ^isj^yb J^ai 

f. 92a. ^t^y ^ O^-^ c)^-^ >^^ ^55^>3U, J^^ai 

f. 1016. Quatrains headed ^^^iJ^^X*^ ^^^>^ <^^>^ ^>^ ("The 
murid) or disciple, of S'ri Charana Dasa Sukhadevaji "). 

To these are prefixed a sort of invocation in mathnawi. 
Dated A.H. 1271. Nasta'liq. 


Size 16x9. ff. 107. 11. 15. 

Various Works on -Alchemy, ascribed to Tankhisha 
the Great. 

Contents of the first few folios : — 

(i) f. 16: 

.^^1^1 -yS ^\^ 

Kitdh-i'Kanzu 7- Yaivdqit. 

Begins : 

^-^)c^j> -^^j^<S^^'y^ 

(ii) f. 116: 

Kitdb'i- Tdj-i-Murassa* . 
^4J^ ^ u^^^J «^-^yi ,;y^J^\ ^\ ^ 

(iii) f . 146 : No title. 

Begins : 

J^ A-Jt>|^ ^^^t^ J43 ^^tS- ^ J t-j>l3 


(iv) f. 16a : 

djt^i^>^ ij^-*^^ ^UiL» 

Miftdh - 1-^ ' mdl-i'Sah 'a, 

in seven nuktas, &c. 

Though the beginnings do not correspond, this is doubtless in the 
main identical with the work described by Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., 
p. 486, Add. 17,956. 

Not dated. 19th century. Nasta'I/q. 


Size 15ix 111 ff. 36. me,. 

Taj ^rib-i- Shahriyarl. 

Author : Shahriyar ibn Bahman-Yar Farsi. 
Begins : 

Pertsch, Berlin Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 329, notices this work, but calls 
the author Shahriyar ibn Shahriyar. 

Tlie Berlin MS. also dififers in the beginning. 
Not dated. Carelessly written nasta'liq. 

No. CXLV. 

Size 17x9^. ff. 235. 11. 19. 


A *' Dream -Book," arranged alphabetically under subjects, and com- 
piled for Shah Shuja' by Qadi Isma'il ibn Nizamu '1-Mulk Abarquhi 
in A.H. 763 (a.d. 1361-2). 

This appears to be the work alluded to by Haji Khalifa, vol. ii, 
p. 311, no. 3067 ; and described by Ethe in Bodleian Cat. Pers. MSS., 
col. 948, no. 1571, and India Office Cat. Pers. MSS., col. 1244, no. 2277; 


there seems, however, to be a wide divergence between all these recen- 
sions. Not merely do the Introductions in all three differ from one 
another, but in the body of the work itself the correspondence, at any 
rate between the present MS. and the I.O. MSS., is not always verbal. 

The present copy is defective at the beginning, one or more leaves 
being lost. This deficiency has been made good by a preface, belong- 
ing apparently to some other work, or to no work at all, written in a 
modern hand of the 19th century. 

The MS. begins, f oL U : 
^ a^ffjt)) ^ ^ ^J^ S^lfiJI ^ ^^Ujj ^^^LJI ^Ui3 IcUe. 

JJ:^ Sjcj si^ ^^ jou Ul Q^«c]^LfiJI ^ ^^jsJIj ^Ji-^Wi <^.«k-o 
yt^ ^ A^y^ ^IfljJi yit ut-^.^^^ J-«<b^ vS^^ ^^->^ o^ cy-"^^' ^^ 

^ ^IkLJI ^-i-ot:iJ ^^2^*-^l ^^-^Oi ^^<Jis»^ ^ yUj ^-w-a:JI ^<^»^ 
Jl^l ^5JiUic:. ^1 [f. 2a.] JsjL^b J.;u- «^^y^ «3i^^i t«^kb^ 

Dated a.m. 1057. Nasta'liq. 

The Introduction is divided into faslSf in their turn subdivided into 

On fol. 2&, line 5, fasl II of the Introduction, corresponding to 
fad II of the Bodleian MS., begins as follows : 

-J I Jl^^O.^^ ^T yt!^ »^-*-J &yj^^ ^^^ ^j^a^^ ^^^ 

On f . 4/> begins a series of dreams, with their interpretations, in which 
visions are seen of God, the Angels, the Prophets, and the Saints. 

On f. 10a begins the alphabetical list : 

^1 J^lj Jj^U ^^^^ 

* This passage, especially the Arabic portion, is evidently corrupt in several 
places. I have corrected some obvious errors only. — Ed. 


The corresponding passage in the India Office MS., f. 14a, reads as 
follows : — 

A comparison of this and of other passages in the two works would 
lead one to suppose that the present MS. is an abridged version of the 
India Office version. 

The scribe's colophon reads : — 

^Ic-l ^\s>l^ ^b ^^l^^i^ esU^^l^ cttA^y^^to. Lj j 5J^J 

^ ^ j y.^ r> J dft.*.^ • »-_fiJi 5a**j j>>^ ^^ e)^^''^-^ vJ"*^^ ^UaLJl 
Dated a.h. 1057. Nasta'liq. 



Size 15x7. fiF. 180. 11.15. 


A Dictionary of Materia Medica. 

Author : Nuru 'd-Din Muhammad Shirazi. 

Two copies are mentioned in Ethe's Bodleian Cat. of Pers. MSS., 
nos. 1603 and 1604. 

Begins : 

Date illegible. 18th century. Rough nasta'liq. 



Size 19ix 10. ff. 136. 11. 18. 


On Diseases and their Treatment. 

Author : Diya'u 'd-Din Nakhshabi. 

This work is also known as Juz'iyyat wa Kulliyyat. (Cf . Rieu, Cat. 
Pers. MSS., p. 740a.) 

Begins : 

Between ff. 1 and 2 eight folios are missing. 
Dated A.H. 1117. Rough nasta*liq. 


Size20xl0i. ff. 51. 11.23. 

Jam-i- Jaban-numa-i- ^Abbasi. 

A treatise on the use and benefits of wine. 

Author: Qadi ibn Kashifu'd-Din Muhammad (d, A.H. 1075). (Cf. 
Rieu, Cat. Pers.' MSS., p. 844a.) 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1232. Written transversely on the page in nasta'liq. 


Size 18 X 10. ff. 90. 11. 19. 

Medical treatise on diseases and their treatment, incomplete at 
beginning and end. 


A former owner of the MS. in its incomplete state has numbered the 
pages, and prefixed an index of sections (Jasls) according to his pagination. 
After the description of the symptoms of each malady comes the ^^ 
or remedy, this word being written in red ink. 

Contents, after the index of sections on f. Ih : — 

^Ubl j*;^ ^J : (f. 3a) ^^Li)l ^^ ;J : (f. 2a) JJ^:^ ^^ j^ 

: (f. ib) ^^UJI JjliC. ^J : (f. 4a) ^LJ31 .U^>u.) ^ gjJU, ^ 

^-w&JlJ^ ^LJJI a<c.^J : (f. 5a) ^^LJJI t-ilfl^ ^ ^LJJI ai^^j 

<^^ 9 g^ J^ :(f. 6a) /%^);>^. ^^ : (f. 56) 

The last section in the present copy, which begins on f. 88&, is entitled 
sJa^JI As^^ J^ , ^' on stomach-ache." 

Not dated. 18th century. Nim-shikasta. 

No. CL. 

Size 16 X 7^—14 x 6^. ff. 20. 11. 15 and 13. 

(i) f. lb — 12??. A little handbook on common maladies and their 
treatment, in 22 chapters {bdbs). 

Begins : 
ijJT^ J^ia^ <5J^^^ ^J<^ r^^U S^lusil^ ^:5<^^^ C^J ^ ^^^^ 

The first chapter describes the treatment of pains in the head and 
eyes, splitting of the lips, tooth-ache and stomach-ache. 

Small nim-shikasta. 

f. 13a— 17a, blank. 

(ii) f. 176 — 20a. A small tract containing maxims, chiefly in verse, 
called Pand-ndma-i-Jahdngiri. 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1124. Scribe (and possibly compiler) [<^y Salahu 'd- 
Din of Ahmadabad. 



Nos. CLI and CLII. 

Size 20x 12. ff. 282 and 314. 11. 21. 

oUJJ\ UiJtS 
Kashfu a-Lughdt. 

Dictionary of Arabic and Persian words explained in Persian. 
Author: 'Abdu *r-Rahim ibn Ahmad Sur (circa a.h. 950). For date 
of composition, see Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 4956. 

Begins : 

v^LjJI «-fljuol ^yw« S^ y J<4^ Jjt) U) ...... <d3 j^l 

Scribe: Muhammad Sa'id. ^^ C ^ 

Dated a.h. 1216. Nasta'Hq. 


SizelSJxSJ. ff. 509-1-7 blank. 11.23. 


A Persian Lexicon of Persian words. 

Author: Jamalu'd-Din Husayn Inju (circa A.H. 1030). 

Begins: l<jUj, j-^ ^ d<iT 

Contents : ff. \h — 375Z> contain the Dictionary proper, and are in a 
neat nasta'liq of the 17th century. 

ff. 3766 — 509 contain the Khatima, or appendix (dealing with idioms, 
compound words, and the like), and are in an 18th century hand. 

Dated a.h. 1183. Nasta'liq. 

No. CLIV. 

Size 16x9. ff. 211. U. 23. 

Taju '1-Masadir. 

A dictionary of the Ma^dars^ or verbal nouns, of roots occurring in 
the Qur'an, Traditions, and most famous Arabic poems. 


Author: Abu Ja'far Ahmad ibn *Ah' al-Maqqari al-Bayliaqi, known 
as Ja'farak (d. a.h. 544). 

Begins : 

The words are arranged in alphabetical order (according to the final 
letter) in chapters {hubs), each of which represents a particular form of 
the Arabic verbal noun. Thus chapter 1 contains the masdars 

derived from Waj A«i ; chap. 2 from Ujl^ Vxi ; chap. 3 from 
V*Aj V*i ; and so forth. 
A copy is mentioned in Bodleian Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 1635. 
Not dated. Early 18th century. Naskh. 


No. CLV. 

X 9. ff. 209 

Collection of Grammars. 

Size 15^x9. ff. 209. 11.12. 

Contents : — 
1. (ff. 1Z>— 28a.) 

A treatise on Arabic Inflection. (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 522.) 
Author: Mir Sayyid Sharif Juijani (d. a.h. 816). 
Begins : 

ff: 14a and by 28^, and 29a and b, blank. 
2. (ff. 30a— 76a.) 

Dasturu ^l-Mubtadi. 

A treatise on the Arabic. irregular verbs, (See Rieu, Cat. Pers, MSS., 
p. 524.) 

Author: Safi ibn Nasiru 'd-Din, who wrote it for his son Shaykh 
Abu '1-Makarim Isma'il, as a sequel to the Panj-Ganj. 


Begins : 

Jlil)JI u-aii;^ ^^j^^^ ^y=^. ^^^ ^ '•^^^^ 
ff. 766 and 77a, blank. 

3. (ff. 77h—l2lb.) 

Mardhu 'l-Anodh, 

Arabic Grammar. 

Author : Ahmad ibn 'All ibn Mas*ud. 

Begins : 


jJI l*y ^1 ^ f.>JI 'f\ c_J^) ^1 ^)^) 

ff. 1216 — 1276. Fragments of grammatical works. 

ff. 128a and 6, 129a, blank. 

if. 1246—1276. First 13 nmv's of following work. 

4. (ff. 1296—149.) 

Sharh-i-Mi'at 'Amil. 

Commentary on the J-^^ ^^^. 
Begins : 

^^yi^^Jl j^si ^ yfclil31 ^^ pU^) ,UJ^ J^^l pU:ai ^] 

ff. 150a— 153a, blank. ^ 

6. (ff. 1536—2096.) 

Hiddyatu ^n-Nahw. 

An Arabic Grammar., comprising an Introduction, 30 sections {qism\ 
and a khdtima. 

Begins : 

A^ ^ [sic] \o^Ja^ ^^/^«:s^ iJ^ JoU Ul diJ Js4^l 

No date. 18ih century. Rough naskh. 


No. CLVI. 

Sizel8x7|— 9. fE. 39. 11.15. 

Dastiiru '1-Mubtadi. 

See above, No. CLV. (2). 

Not dated. 18th century. Rough nasta'lfq. 


Size 13x61 ff. 112. 11.15. 

Sliarh-i-Ni§abu 's-Sibyan. 

Commentary on the famous Arabic-Persian Vocabulary by Badru 'd- 
Din Nasr Farahi. (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 504.) 

Author : Muhammad ibn Fasih ibn Muhammad, called Karimu 'd- 
Dasht Bayadi. 

Begins : 

Dated A.H. 1169. Nasta'liq. 


Size 17x94. ff. 18. 11.9. 

Treatise on the conjugation of the Arabic verb. 
Begins : 

Perhaps identical with Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 523 (Add. 5566, 
ff. 1—7). 

Not dated. 18th century. Nasta*liq. 

H 2 


Nos. CLIX and CLX. 

Sizel9ixll. ff. 326. 11.25. 

Shah Nama. 

Firdawsi's famous Epic of Kings. 

A copy of the 17th century, containing many full- page miniatures in 
good style; much restored, and supplemented by an 18th century hand. 
The pages are in utter disorder. 

Not dated. Nasta'liq. 

No. CLXI. 

Size 29| X 15i. ff. 576. 11. 25. 
The same work in one volume. 
Not dated. 18th century. Nasta'liq. 


Sizel2ix6. ff. 125. 11.12. 
Tuhfatu 'Mraqayn. 

Famous Mathnawi poem describing the author's pilgrimage, with 
especial reference to the two 'Iraqs. (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., 
pp. 558-560.) 

Author : Afdalu 'd-Di'n ibn 'All Najjar, better known as Khaqani 
(d. A.H. 595). 

Begins : 

^\c^ hjif^^ yi^ 2j1c> [sicl ^) •:• ^U^^ ^l^^LkJ ^^L. 

Not dated. 17th century. Nasta'liq. 



Size 19x10. ff. 268. 11.13. 


Part I of Nizami's Alexander Book. 
Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1150 (?). Nastaafq. 


Size 21ix9. ff. 93. 11. 20. 

The same work, Part IL 


cUK I^T ^^U |J^ pU.-J 
Not dated. 18th century. Nasta'liq. 

No. CLXV. 

Size 15JxlOi. ff. 45. 11. 11. 

jrj cir^^ 


A mystic Mathnawi. 

Author : Mahmud ibn 'Abdu '1-Karim ibn Yahya ash-Shabistari 
(d. A.H. 720). 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1224. Nasta'liq. 



Size 15x7. ff. 116. 11.15. 

Matla^u 'l-Anwdr. 

A moral and religious Mathnawi. 
' Author : Amir Khusraw of Delhi (d. a.h. 725). 

Begins : 

^^J5 cJAJuJ u:,.^] ^J^ dJai* 

Dated a.h. 1177. Nasta'liq. 


Size 16x8. ff. 107. 11.15. 

Hasht Bihisht. 

A romantic Mathnawi by the same author. 
Begins : 

Scribe: Oa.s>^ ^U;^^ ^^-^^ ^j yix^ Ja.s»^ 
Dated Sha'ban 3rd, a.h. 1143. Nasta'liq. 


Size 15x8. ff. 131. 11.15. 

Qiranu 's-Sa^dayn. 

A Mathnawi poem celebrating the meeting of the Sultan Nasiru 'd- 
Din Bughra Khan of Bengal and his son Mu'izzu 'd-Din Kayqubad in 
Delhi, A.H. 688, by the same author. 


m-^^^vgi? A—ilj^ Ji^lj^_fe 

To these lines, however, the scribe has prefixed the following 
quatrain : — 

^y^-^ f^-^y ^^^>^ ^ a^lij^ ^ 
Not dated. 18th century. Rough nasta'liq. 


SizelOixGi. fF. 210. 11.15. 


This copy contains the Preface of Muhammad Gul Andam. (See 
Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 628.) 

ff. \h—oh. 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 835 (F). A very elegant copy, in minute nasta'liq, with 
gold rulings throughout, and 'unwans. 

No. CLXX. 

Size 17x12. ff. 141. 11.21. 

Four of Jami's Mathnawis. 

Author : Nuru'd-Din Abdu 'r- Rahman Jami (d. a.h. 898). 


Contents : — 

(i) f. 16. a..U^J.^X^I 

Begins : 

ta-^^ 1^ J ^^^^T J^-^ «^-^' 

The colophon reads as follows : — 

This copy was therefore written in a.h. 895, i.e. very shortly after the 
composition of the poem, and three years before the author's death. 

Dated a.h. 895. Neat nasta'liq. 
f. 30a blank. 

(ii) f. 30Z.. ^j^c.^1 ^hs^ 

Tuhfatu 'l-Ahrdi\ 
Prose preface, extending to half a page, beginning : — 
^Lv>J ^ dJU^ )^^^^ c)^^^ <— 3^lp ^ r)^^ i}*^ c5^ )j^l=> 

Begins : 

Ends with the prose note, giving date of composition as a.h. 886. 

f. 53ot contains a list of Jami's works, written apparently by some 
former owner of this MS. 

(iii) f. 53i. ^1^,31 a^_ 

Suhhatu H-Ahrdr. 

After a preface of mixed prose and verse extending to half a page, 
begins : 

^Lv^iJl Jl^xJI ^^yi .. ^U^^l db) ^^ tj^l 


Yiiiuf u Zulaykhd. 
Begins : 

^Ux3 J^^U 6^^) )\ ^ l' i^U^ J^w.) d^x^ ^T 

The whole MS. is in one and the same hand, and was therefore written 
before a.h. 900. Neat nasta'liq. 


Size 16 X 8 1. ff. 463. 11.14. 


Author : Niiru 'd-Di'n Muhammad of Turshiz, known as Zuhuri 
(killed A.U. 1025). See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 678a. 

Begins : 

Not dated. Early 18th century. Nasta*liq. 


Sizel3x7i. ff. 31. 11.10. 


Poems by Mulla Tughra of Mashhad (d. circa a.h. 1078). 
A Sdfi Mathnawi (ff. 1&— 57a). 
Begins : 


57/,_61a. ^j^^^ ^ ^^^ o^j^^ 

Begins : 

The last line reads : 

vj*^T ^ c_iT v3^^ &>^^ ^1 ^^ ^«^ 
Not dated. 18th century. Nasta'h'q. 


Size 18Jx7i ff. 293. 11. 15. 


Author : Mirza Muhammad *Ali, known as Sa'ib (d. a.h. 1088). 
Begins : 

Not dated. 18th century. Nasta'liq. 


Size 161x10. ff. 62. 11. 13. 

Shahid u 'Aziz. 

A Mathnawi poem, also called ^3*^^^ *^jt^ (Nirang-i-^Ishq). 
Author : Muhammad Akram, styled Ghanimat (circa a.h. 1100). 
Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1251. Rough nasta'liq. 



Size 20 X 9^. fE. 382. 11. 21, in four columns. 


A poetical account of Muhammad and the first Caliphs. (See Rieu, 
Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 704.) 

Author: Mirza Muhammad Rafi', poetically known as Badhil, J^^ 
(d, A.H. 1124). 

Begins : 

J^^W^^ J^ O^^-? J^^. ^^ 
Dated A.n. 1245. Nasta'liq. 


Size 19x9. ff. 193. 11. 15. 

Fardmurz -nama-i-Kalan. 

A poem of 5455 verses, in the style and metre of the Shdh-ndma, 
containing the history of Faramurz the son of Rustam. 

The first three pages, ff. 15 — 26, are for the most part identical with 
verses at the beginning of the Shdh-ndma, 

Beginning : 

and concluding on line 2 of fol. 3a : 

After this the story begins as follows : 

Copies of the Fardmurz-ndma are mentioned by Rieu, Suppl. Cat. 
Pers. MSS., nos. 196 and 199 ; and by Ethe, Cat. Bodleian MSS., 


no. 1978 ; but the present MS. diflfers essentially from all these, and 
is of undoubted interest. The British Museum MSS. do not contain 
above 1500 verses. 

No indication is given as to the authorship of the present recension. 
The poem ends (f. I93h): 

Dated a.h. 1166. Nasta'liq. 


Size 19x10. ft. 46. 11. 19. 


Arabic Grammar in Persian verse. 
A commentary on Ibn Hajib's Kdfiya. 
Author : Ibrahim. 
Incomplete. Begins : 

du^i^ (?) 6i^^;s 2^ 

Not dated. 18th century. Rough nasta'liq. 


Size 18 X 7. ff. 150. 

Mixed contents. 

Various extracts in prose and verse, written transversely on coloured 
sprinkled paper, as an exhibition of calligraphy. 

Dated a.h. 1181. 

A note on the last page says that this book contains the handwriting 
of " my father," /•jJ 1^, Mirza Muhammad ...?... ibn Mirza *Ali Asghar. 



Size 15x7i ff. 616. 11. 19. 

Mafatihu '1-A^jaz fi Sharh-i-Gulshan-i-Rdz. 

A commentary on Shabistari's Giilshan-i-Rdz. 

Author : Muhammad ibn Yahya ibn 'Ali al-Jilani al-Lahiji an- 

Begins : 

tiiiUds^^;^) s^^^y J^ ^j^jJiJI &*tL^ J.^UJI JaS^^i ^^A.*^lj 

The author tells us that he composed this work at the entreaty of his 
pious friends, and that he began to write out the fair copy of it on 
Dhu'l-Hijja 12th, a.h. 877. 

Copies are mentioned in Cat. Lugd. Bat., ii, 117; Sprenger, OudhCat., 
p. 478, no. 340 ; Haji Khalifa, vi, p. 3. 

The commentary on the last verse and the colophon are as fol- 
lows : — 

^\^^ J^fii-* «:^-^5lS' ^1 •:• ^blj ^ ^^^ oHP" f^-^ 

r^ r^ ^ c)^^->^ Jk^.*^^ cs^^ils:. 1j3^Ij^ ^J^ ^^ j»Uj c_.aU^ 
ca.^.wl 2>J^J ^yx.,^*^c^ Ji»4.s^ eji*^' "^^^ Oj^ a1=>IJ ^^^Jyi 

^ifcXv* ^ y^yi^ yic^ ^Ss,X^^yi «.:tA.CuJfc ^s3 (ii^A..taol -».^yi» yX.^^^^^ • 

3b vir^ C>^ o-^ ^Us^^l ^"U^ ^^IwJI c_iU<3) )J^ ^UJ3J 

Not dated. 16th century. Naskh. 



Size 16x11. fif. 327. II. 13. 


An abridgment of the Shah-numa, commonly called Tdrikh-i-Shamshir 
Khdni. (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 539.) 
Author : Tawakkul Beg, son of Tdlak Beg. 

The first folio has disappeared, and has been replaced by a more 
modern hand, beginning : — 

Dated Rajab 8th, a.h. 1259. 


Size 17ix9i. if, 100. 11. 14. 


Author: Nuru 'd-Din 'Abdu 'r-Rahman Jami (d. a.h. 898). 

Begins : i t 1 1 ♦ t 

y^\ ^ ^3U ^^^ jM ^y j:^ 

Not dated. 18th century. Nasta'liq. 


Size 30x15. ff. 162. 11. 21. 

*Iyar-i -Danish. 

A Persian translation of Kalila and Dimna. 

Author : Abu 'l-Fadl, prime minister of the Emperor Akbar. 

Dated A.H. 1217. Rough nasta'liq. 



Size 21 X 12. ff. 329. 11. 15. 

Bahar-i- Danish. 

A famous collection of stories. (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 765.) 
Author: Shaykh 'Inayatu 'llah (d. a.h. 1088). 
Begins : 

Not dated. ISbh century. Nasta'liq. 


Size 15|xlOJ. ff. 185. 11. 15. 

Ma^dinu '1-Jawahir. 

A collection of moral and allegorical tales, in seventeen chapters, 
composed in a.h. 1025, for Shah Jahangir. 

Author : Mulla Tarzi. (See Ethe, Bodleian Cat. Pers. MSS., 
no. 464.) 

Defective at the beginning. 

Not dated. 17th century. Nasta'liq and nim-shikasta. 


Size 19|xlO. ff. 11. 11. 17. 

Husn u *Ishq. 

A tale in mixed prose and verse. 

Author : Ni'mat Khan 'Ali. (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 703 
and 796.) 


Begins : 

^V^ ^^ j^^ ^^' fr**"^ ^ 

Dated a.q. 1219. Rough nasta'liq. 



Size 16|xl0i. ff. 75. 11. 15. 


A collection of the elegant writings of Mulla Tughra of Mashhad. 
(See p. 105 supra.) 

Begins : 
;J e)>^ ^ ^J^:^, cS^^ c)^->^ ^->^ iJ^^^ ^y^ ^^^^y 

-J I «x-^.&^ <^^^' f*^>^ 

This collection is also known as l^^«Js> t^^Uu;-* Munslm' dt-i- Tughra. 
A copy beginning like the present one is mentioned in Bodleian Cat. 
Pers. MSS., no. 1390. 

Incomplete at end. 

Not dated. 18th century. Nasta*liq. 


Size 13—14x8. ff. 69. 11. 11. 


Epistolary models. 

Author: Harkarn, son of Mathuradas Kanbu Multani (d. A.ii. 1032). 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1232. Rough nasta'liq. 



Size Uix8. ff. 50. 11. 11. 
The same Wovh, 
Dated a.h. 1270. Neat nasta'liq. 


Size 21x10^ ff. 60. 11. 17. 

Bayadu '1-Mutlimln (?) 
A treatise on Inshd. 
Author : Abu '1-Baqa Chishti. 
Begins : 

^IkL- ^^:j.6^ iS^^ i^s^-^r^ J <3^^-o (?) laJ) ji) \jj}\ j!^\ fiJoJ 

Dated 1898, in the same manner as No. CCIII, and written by the 
same scribe. 

No. CXC. 

Size 14x8^-. fe. 52. 11. 17. 

Jb^ Os^Sf9 \j^^ >lli\ 

Insha-i-Mlrza Muhammad Tahir. 

Author : Mirza Muhammad Tahir AVahid. See Eihe, Bod. Cat. Pei*s. 
MSS., col. 843-4. 

Begins : 

The last folio is added in a modern hand. 
The colophon reads : 

^]yj\ &\^ ji)^ j^\L Si&^ ^J^^f^ (^U^jl J^ ^Uj ^s.*^ 

Dated a.h. 1249. "With the exception of last folio, written in rough 
nasta'liq on bad paper, and somewhat illegible. 


No. CXCI. 

Size 17x9. ff. 127. 11. 15. 


Imperfect at beginning and end. 

Begins : 

^1 «j:^JaL*» tSAii «.^ki> ^\vS j^&S p <jt>wja^ 

Not dated. 18th century. Rough nasta'liq. 



Size 27 X 14. ff. 608. 11. 20. 
Tarj uma - i - Mahabharat. 

Translation of the MaJidbhdraia, apparently that made by comrannd 
of Akbar in a.h. 995 (a.d. 1587) under the direction of Abu'1-Fadl ibn 
Mubarak. See Ethe, Bod. Cat. Pers. MSS., col. 808—811. 

Begins : 

Not dated. 18th century. Rough nasta'liq, with several miniatures 
and 'unw.dns of inferior style. 


Size 1-6x9. ff. 59. 11. 14. 

Bhagavad Gita. 

A Persian version of the Bhagavad Gitdjin 18 sections, which appears 
to be similar to that described by Rieu, Cat.. Pers. MSS., p. 59. 


Begins with a note stating the contents of the book and the trans- 
lator's name. 

Text begins : 

Not dated. 19th century. Nasta'liq. 


Size 10^x9. if. 151. 11. 14. 

Jog Bashishth. 

Persian translation of the Yoga Vasuhtlia^ a treatise on Hindu 
Gnosticism. (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 61.) 

Begins : 

We arc told in the Preface that this version was made under the 
superintendence of Prince Dara Shikuh, son of Shah Jahan, in the 
year a.h. 1066 (a.d. 1655-6). 

Three copies of this version are mentioned in I. 0. Cat. Pers. MSS., 
nos. 1972, 1973, and 1974. 

Not dated. 19th century. Nasta'li'q. 

No. CXCV. 

Size 161x9. ft\ 117. II. 14. 

JU }^^ 


A Persian adaptation of the popular Sanskrit drama Prahodha 

Translator : Grosa'in Banwali Das, poetically known as Wall. 

Copies are noticed by Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 1043a, iii ; Ethe, 
I, O. Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 1995. 


Begins : 

This work has been lithographed in Bombay, 1862, and was published 
by Burjorjee Sorabjee Ashburner, the former possessor of this Collection. 

Not dated. 19th century. Nasta'liq. 


Size 12ix7|. ff. 84. 11. 13. 


Persian translation of a famous Sanskrit work by Bhaskara Acharya 
on Arithmetic and Geometry, made in a.h. 995 (a.d. 1587), at the request 
of Akbar, by the poet Faydi'. (See Ethe, I. 0. Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 1998.) 

Translator : Faydi. 

Begins : • i i i • » i 

^j/ ^JbU.jb ^U ) J}) 

Scribe : ^^^ J-^.si^ ^U. 
Dated a.h. 1280. Nasta'liq. 

No. CXCVII. , 

Size 15 X 10^. ff. 75. 11. 12. 

Bahru 1- Hay at. 

Persian translation of a Sanskrit work, Amrtdkunda, on the religious 
and philosophical doctrines of the Brahmans. 

Translator : Muhammad of Gwaliyar, the son of Muhammad Sarini 

Begins : 

Ij.iJs.4MO i^L^yhi.^ 6jy^>.Sa-^ Li <^«J\j *A^■^^'^ vX.4.C>, 

A copy is mentioned in Ethe, I. 0. Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 2002. 
Not dated. 18th century. Nasta'liq. 



Size 14—15x10. ff. 134. 11. 10. 

Mufarrihu 'l-Quliib. 

Persian translation of the Hitopadesha. 

Translator : Tajii 'd-Din Mufti al-Malaki (last line of fol. 2?»). (See 
Ethe, I. 0. Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 1983.) 

Begins : 

Not dated. 18th century. Rough nasta'li'q. 


Size 13x7. ff. 18. 

Astrological Tables. 

No date. 17th century. 

No. CC. 

Size 101—12x6—01 ff'. 101. 11. 12. 

Part MS., part lithograph. 

(i) i. \h. A Sdfi work in Arabic. 

Author : Mahmud ibn Muhammad at-Tabrizi. 
Written in the reign of Sultan Muhammad Shah Qajar. 
Lithographed A.H. 1254. 

(ii) f. 696. ^y^ i^^ ^Lj; 

A Persian Sufi work. 
Not dated. 19th century. Neat naskh. 


No. CCI. 

Size 151x9. ff. 41. 11. 15. 

W ^-l^- ^j\^\ diiU^ c^Ul;^ 

Mundjdt-i-^Abdu Hldli Ansdri. 
Begins : 

(ii) f. 9a. Another Sufi tract, beginning : 

«JI c:^^] ^-Oa^ ^Xv^Jb {j:^)^ ^ c^.^.^^ ^^ c:!^).!^ <JX3IJJ 

The colophon sa3^s ^^^==*^ yj*^ c^U^ wk,^^. Nafas-i-Bahmdni 
appears, therefore, to be the title of the tract. 

(iii) f . 38a. Nulta (note) bj Muhammad Shah Sadru 'd-Din Muhammad. 
Begins : 

ca^^vw) Js.*.^-* »_JJ3I ^J-o filw iA4.a^ ca^ i*Clfc>. wJli J>l dx_xJ ^.^i 

J I Job ^-^iUi ^^ \^\ ^J^y^ c-^iL ^iia.^ ^1 
Not dated. 18th century. Nasta'liq. 

No. ecu. 

Size 16x8i. ff. 39. 11. 14. 

Siifi Tracts. 

WujYidu 1-^Ashiqin. 
Begins : 

^1 ^\j^ «L^.^I j^ &^ ^-^55 ^Ig^ ^jl;J ;^JJ^ ^^] A<j|jo 

(ii) f. 9«. ■ J? ^ 


Author : Khub Muhammad Chishti (written Husayni). 
Begins : 

«^**») Jv.*.^^ fcX^l^./« A^^ d^ ytS*^*^ '-^-♦•s^ 


(iii) f. 19a. c^b^s^^ loAi. 

Khuldsa- t-MawJuddt. 

Begins : 

(iv) f. 24^h. J-^yJ) C^^^ 

Miftdha 't'Taichid 

Author : Khub Muhammad Chishti. 
Begins : 

(v) f. 306. Tract beginning : 

dj J^.J g-Jb J^j j^^j^ ^1 d<3ljJ dl3l J^^ Js4.a^ <u3i 5l dJl ;U 

(vi) f. 33a. s\.aS\ ^^ 

^Aynu 7- Qiiddi. 
A Mystic Qasida. 

Author : *Asi. 
Begins ; 

On fol. 396, line 8, "sve read : 

Sprenger, Oudh Cat.^ p. 312, mentions a poet named Ghulam 
Sarwar 'Asi. 

Not dated. 19th century. Nasta'liq verging on nim-shikasta. 


Size 20.^x11. ff. 28. 11. 18. 
Contents : — 

(i) f. Ih. ^]jy ,l^jj 

Inshd-i-Nunt 'lldh. 

A Manual of Epistolary Style for beginners. 
Author: Nuru 'llah. 


Begins : 
^1 <i^ dUl j)^3 &Sxi s}<ij^if^ .... ,^T v^Uj' ^ Jo^ ^) Joi^ 

(ii) f. 10?A ^1^^ ^^^^I^ 

A Manual of Elegant Coraposition. 
Author : Muhammad Husayn {X). 
Begins : 

(iii) f. 18«. iUU ^^^^li 

A rhymed Vocabulary of Persian words explained in Hindustani. 

Ue. <^J J^lj dbl 


(iv) f. 246. ^j>k 0^\j, 

Wahid Bdri. 
Another Vocabulary of a similar nature. 
Begins: ^"L* yC^I ^^l) J^l^ 

Dated 1898 ! The whole MS. is in one and the same hand, and each 
work bears the same date in the colophon. Rough nim-shikasta. 

No. CCIV. 

<10|. fif. 25 
A collection of short works in prose and verse 

Size ITJxlOI. fif. 222. 11. 17. 


Contents : — 

(i) f. 16. L-o„j-^ 


The Pand-ndmay or Book of Maxims, commonly though erroneously, 
ascribed to Sa'di. (See Rieu, Oat. Pers. MSS., p. 865.) 

Dated A.H. 1253. Rough nasta'liq. 

(ii) f. 136. ^1^:31 ailfl^ 

Kifdyatu 'l-Mdm, 

A religious poem in Mathnawi verse, divided into short sections (hdbs). 
Composed in a.h. 699 (a.d. 1299-1300), as stated on f. 226 in the fol- 
lowing verse : 

Begins : 

tf. 236— 26a blank. 

(iii) f. 266. A grammatical work, dealing with the 32 letters of 
the Persian alphabet, partly in verse and partly in prose, by an author 
whose taJihallus was yu^ (Kamtar). It is divided into 6 chapters 

Begins : 
Contents : — 

U^^l ^e-?^ C-5^^ ut.Aj&Jb ^i ^X.&.j^j SJ^ U ^.i^ 

^/X. «^^^ «^.4Jb ^Lj ^^ 

Incomplete at the end. Rough nasta'liq. 
if. 65a— 70rt blank. 


, I. 












(iv) f. 706. ^^y^s^ ^^^-iaL- ^U J.iJ. 

Panel ndma-i- Sultan Mahmud. 

A moral poem ascribed to Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna, consisting of 
an Introduction and 17 cantos {sukhan). 

Begins : 

The date of composition, a.h. 399 (a.d. 1008-9), is given on f. 80a in 
the following verse : 

Dated A.H. 1204. Rough nasta'liq. 

ft. 80a— 816 blank. 

(v) f. 82a. JUrU Lo^ 

Tu hfa-i- Nasd'ih . 

A doctrinal poem in 46 chapters (bdb). 

Author : Yiisuf Gada. 

This poem was written for the author's son, Abu '1-Fath. It is in 
rajaz metre, and rhymes throughout on ^''. For further details, consult 
Dorn, Petersburg MSS., p. 440, and Pertsch, Berlin Cat. Pers. MSS., 
no. 62, I, p. 124. 

Begins : 

y^' ^ d^ i^^ ->^ ^^^<^-^ (^-i_^\ <^j<4.c^ 

y^ ^ ^j^^Jii ^^^y•'J^^ A-^ ,^^>«^T ^3>>*>« &^^ 

The date of composition is given as a.h. 795 in the following verse : 

Dated a.h. 1248. Rough nim-shikasta. (I. 0. Cat. Pers. MSS., nos. 
2559 and 2560.) 

ff. 107a — 110a. Disjointed fragments. 

(vi) f. 1106. ^ ^U 

A didactic poem. 

Begins : 

ARABIC. 123 

Ends : 

Not dated. 18th century. Rough nasta'h'q. 
fif. 1206—1216 blank. . 
(vii) f. 122a. A poem in dialect. 
ff. 1316— 134« blank. 

(viii) f. 1346. ^^^, ^^ ^ ^u«:^:3i ^^\i, 

Glidyatu H-Ikhtisdr wa Nilidyaiu 'l-Jjdz. 

A Persian translation of the well-known compendium of Shafi'ite Law. 

Author : Imam Abu Shuja* Ahmad ibn Muhammad Hasan ibn Mu- 
hammad al-Isfahani. 

No. CCV. 

1. Size 151x10. ff. 107. 11. 5. 

..- -u .. - .. 

Muqaddimatu '1- Jarrumiyya. 

Arabic Grammar, purporting to be a supplement to Ilmu 'l-Jarrum's 
famous Grammar generally known as the Ajurrumiyya. 

Author : Shamsu 'd-Din Muhammad ibn Muhammad Ru'ayni Makki 
Maliki, commonly called al-Hattab. 

Begins : 

^^xS^\ ^ ^J^t' ^-3^ ^^ dk^l^ ^^<3 &^jjs)\ JrUuJ iM,X^ 

A commentary on this work is mentioned by Loth, Cat. Arab. MSS., 
p. 272, no. 980. 

Dated A. II. 1180. Large n ask h. 


2. Size 18 X 10. ff. 17 (ff. 112—128). 1]. 19. 

A Commentary on a poem entitled jdt}\ is jLJl ^„^1» ^j^ 35^i /JaJ. 
Author: MuUa Sayyid ash-Sharif al-Husayni. 

The commentary is by the author of the poem himself. He tells us 
the poem was written in A.n. 1085. 

The commentary begins : 
The poem begins : 

J^ \^^ JUi\^ Jlyj ^T y ^ dJlJl 1.UJ 

Four blank leaves (ff. 108-111) separate these two parts, and ff. 129- 
131, which contain a note, are partly blank. 
Dated A.H. 1181. Naskh. 

No. CCVI. 

Size 12ix7. tf. 74. 11. 17. 

Sharhu Tasrifi 'z-Zanjani. 

A Commentary on the Arabic Grammar of 'Izzu 'd-Din 'Abdu '1- 
Wahhab az-Zanjani (d. circa a.h. 655). 

Author : Mas'ud ibn 'Umar at-Taftazani (d. a.h. 792). (Cf. Loth, 
Cat. Arab. MSS., p. 276.) 

The present copy is slightly defective at beginning and end. 

No date. 18th century. Naskh. 


Size 13— 13ixlO. ff. 47. 11. 5. 

G ^ 

Mulhatu 1-I'rab. 

A Poetical Grammar, with an interlinear commentary. 
Author : Abu Muhammad al-Qasim ibn 'All ibn 'Uthman al-Hariri 
(d. A.H. 516). (See Cureton-Rieu, Brit. Mus. Cat. Arab. MSS., p. 240.) 

Begins ■■ JyUl c^i] ^ ^. Jyl 

Dated a.h. 10G2. Naskh. 

ARABIC. 125 


Size 14|x8|. ff. 231. 11. 15. 
Bahru '1-Jawahir. 

A Medical Dictionary. 

Author : Muhammad ibn Yusuf, the Physician, of Herat. (See Loth, 
Cat. Arab. MSS., p. 283.) 

Composed in a.h. 933. 
Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1254. Neat nasta'liq. 

No. CCIX. 

Size 13x8J. ff. 120, 11. 15. 
Sharhu Miijizi 'l-Qaniin. 

A Commentary on the abridgment of Avicenna's Qdnun by 'Ala'u 'd- 
Din 'All Abu '1-Hazm al-Qurashi. 

Author : Burhanu 'd-Din Nafis ibn *Iwad Kirmani. 

Completed in a.h. 841. (See Loth, Cat. Arab. MSS., p. 229, no. 785 ; 
Haji Khalifa, vi, 251.) 

Begins : 

r>J' ^^ o-^ ^^ cH-^' *^ >^^^ j^^ r^^^ a^^ J^ 

Dated a.h. 1264. Neat nasta'liq. 

No. CCX. 

Size 13ix8. ff. 47. 11. 13. 

Nuzhatu l-Hada'iq. 

A treatise, in two hdbs and a khdtimaf on a kind of astrolabe called 
dDUJI ^Jo (Tahaqu'l-Mandtiq)^ and its use, to which is added an 


account of another instrument known as u:^\*^^) ^y (Lawhu 7- 
Ittisdlat). (Cf. Haji Khalifa, iv, 155.) 

Author : Jamshid ibn Mas'ud ibn Mahmud al-Kashi, known as Grhiyath. 

Composed in a.h. 818 (a.d. 1415-16). 

Sy\s^ i^y^\ 5)^-1=1 J*^ ,^jJl a)J Ja.sJi 
Dated a.h. 1280. Nasta'lfq. 

No. CCXI. 

Size 20x15^. ff. 178. 11. 15. 
Ta'rikh-i-Jahan Kusha'i Nddirf. 

A translation into Hindustani of Muhammad Mahdi's History of 
NMir Shah. 

Begins : 

Dated a.h. 1268. Rough nasta'liq. 


Size 13|x8. ff. 21. 11. 17. 

Sliort tracts on Religious Duties and Obseryances. 

Contents : — 

f. la. Fragment in Persian. 

f. \h. Hindustani tract on religious observances, called ^Uj^I pi^^ 
{Chirdghu H-Imda). 

f. 7a. Another Hindustani tract, entitled ^^j-^a^^.JI dol^ (Rdhatu'i' 
Mu'minin) . 

f. 196. Fragment in Hindustani. 

f. 20a. Fragment in Arabic and Persian. 

Not dated. 18th century. Naskh. 




Size 17— 20x10— 12i. ff. 5-1. 11. 13. 


A translation into Persian verse of a life of Zoroaster, originally 
•written in Pahlawi. 

Author : Zartusht - i - Bahram - i - Pazhd u. (Concerning authorshi p, 
consult Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 46-47.) 

Begins : 

Not dated. 18tli century. Kasta'lAi. 


Size Hi— 12x6. ff. 21. 11. 13. 
Kitab-i-Dadar ibn Dadhukht. 

A pamphlet containing the questions put by certain Greek physicians 
who had been sent by the Emperor ^^^^i y,\ to the court of King 
Shapur, and the answers made thereto by Dadar son of Dadhukht. 
Translated from the Pahlawi into Persian by Jahyad son of Mihraban, 
and finally put into its present simpler form by the Miibadan-Mubad 
Abu Nasr (MS. reads ^t^^) son of Surushyar. (See Rieu, Cat. Pers. 
MSS., p! 53.) 

Begins : 
^.^.Sbjla ^ ^lab J^l^&. dx^rj ]ji^ d^ u:^.^) t^^^ «-^ ^jjl 

fci:..w»l sjj^ Jj^ ^"^.^y* 
Not dated. 19th century. Nasta'liq. 


[NOTE. — Mij friend Br. E. Denison Ross left London for 
Calcutta on October 17, 1901, to tahe up Ms appoiJitment as 
Principal of the Muhammadan Madrasa in the latter city, and 
1 undertook to see this Catalogue through the press. Down to 
this point the work is entirely his, and I have only made such 
corrections in the proofs as appeared to me to he necessary ^ 
ivithout modifying the arrangement in any way. The folloiving 
52 manuscripts Dr. Ross had not time to describe; they were 
sent to me at Cambridge early in the year 1902, and for the 
description of them which follows I am solely responsible. They 
include : — 

18 Zoroastrian MS 8., four of which are entirely, and others 
partly, written in the Avestic and Pahlawi characters. 
28 Persian (or chiefly Persian) MSS. 

4 Arabic {or chiefly Arabic) MSS. 

2 Hindustani (or Urdu) MSS. 

Many of these MSS. were copied from MSS. preserved in the 
Mulld Firuz Library at Bombay and described in the Catalogue 
of that Library compiled by E, Rehatsek and published in 1873, 
which will be hereafter referred to simply as "Rehatsek." I begin 
with the Zoroastrian MSS., which appears to have been Dr. Ross's 
intention. — Edward G. Browne.] 

No. CCXV. 

Size 17x12. fF. 22. 11. 14-15. 

Jawab u Su'al-i-Chlni. 

• Fifty-five questions and answers dealing with the history of Revelation 
from the first appearance of men on earth, and alleged to contain the 
replies of Zoroaster to interrogations addressed to him by his followers, 
and to have been discovered in China. 

Begins : 


Not dated. Modern Persian ta'liq. 


Size 26x13. ff. 12. 11. 21. 

The well-known Qtssa-i-Sanjaii, or versified narrative of the emigra- 
tion of the Zoroastrians from Persia and their settlement in India, 
composed in a.d. 1600 by Bahman son of Kayqubad. See Bieu, Cat. 
Pers. MSS., p. 50; Ethe,'l. 0. Pers. Cat., col. 1522-3, &c. The colophon 
states that this copy was made from a defective MS. belonging to the 
scribe Ghulam Muhammad Panjabi, for Mr. Sorabjee Ashburner, and 
was completed on Safar 4, a.h. 1281 (July 9, a.d. 1864). 

Written in a coarse Indian nasta'liq. 


Size 26| X 13. ff. 22 (1, 2a, and 22 blank). 11. 21. 
C^-13V,J j^^J J^^^ ^Jjj 

The Zura Bdstdni of the Prophet Zoroaster, probably transcribed from 
the MS. in the Mulla Firuz Library described by Kehatsek at pp. 225-6 
of his Catalogue. 

Begins, after the Muhammadan Bismi 'Udh : 
yS\ Sij^ ^-^:^ ^^^'^> ^)^J cr^, O^ C)^^>^ f^ < «:-^^ «^^ 


The pretended author, a pupil of Buzurjmihr, named Adhar-puzhiih, 
relates that he was one day summoned before Aniishirwan, the Sasanian 
King, who bade him translate this "message of Ibrahini-Zartusht " 
(Abraham-Zoroaster) " to the people of Iran " from the " Parsi-Pahlawi 
tongue " in which it was written into the ordinary language. This he 
did, and, after receiving a reward, was commanded to translate in like 
manner another book communicated to the King by the Dihqan Khuda- 
parast. He continues : 

^l^T J^ (sic) f^^ji^ (J<^3 ^y \j^ bd. \S *J^ o^t"*^ • • • 


c)>?^' cT* J >?^ ^^^ ^ -> 


^^ ^ ^=^ ^ ^^\ 



Ji/^ J^Ij 6:^Si.ji J ^]^yi 


c)r*^ ^3^-0 6;U^ C^ c5^ 

^^^k^i'Oj^-h ^^ v3^^^ ^ er*^ ^^J^ J^"^^ ^^ J 


^Ui* I^^jIj ^iU^ ,j^^^^ ^i^L; ^ &>^l^ c5^>^^ ^ fixi^yj #»i^^ 

Certain passages which are overlined apparently purport to be the 
original text, on which the remainder of the manuscript is a commentary. 
This treatise, which appears to be of an apocalyptic or pseudo-prophetic 
character, ends on f. 12a with the words, "and after a thousand and 
odd years the sovereignty shall again return to the sons of Gayumarth"; 
and is followed by another treatise of a similar character, presumably 
that of the Dihqan Khuda-parast above mentioned. 

Not dated, but probably copied about the same time (a.d. 1864) as 
the manuscript last described. Clear Indian ta'liq. 


Size 16xlU. ff. 22. 11. 12. 

A Zoroastrian Calender and Almanach, divided into three parts called 
Partaiv (" Rays "), of which the first treats of the cycle of 33 years, the 
connection of each year with one of the Amshaspands, leap-years (sdlhdyi 


ruz-afza), which comprise 366 instead of 365 years, and the like ; the 
second (f. 7a) of the Zoroastiian months from Farwardin to Ispandarmad ; 
and the third (f. 156) of the five Gdhs or Farwardigan. The first part 
contains (fF. 5a-6a) a table for finding the Naw-ruz, and the like, from 
A.Y. 1229-1262 (a.d. 1860-1893), with the comparative dates of the 
Greek, Muhammadan, and Jalali eras, and (f. (5b) another table showing 
the cycles *(of 33 years each) from a.y. 1229-1460 (a.d. 1860-2091). 
Each of the 33 years in the cycle has its proper name, the first being 
called KJiur-dghdz, the second Akhtar-firuZj the tliird Jahdn-gushdy, and 
so on down to the thirty-third, which is called Farrukhi anjdm. 

Begins, after the ordinary " Bi-7idm i-Izadj" &c., and the title given 
above : 

^ ijb^^ j^-'^ypj^ M' J^J^ cs^^^>i u^^ -^^j>W eri^ 

Author : Siyawakhsh son of Urmuzdyar-i-Irani. 

Not dated, but quite modern. Coarse but legible ta'liq. 


Size 15| X 12. ff. 60 (ff. la, 8&, and 60 blank). II. 16. 

This manuscript, which is described as above on the title-page, con- 
tains the following Zoroastiian writings : — 

1. A poem (flF. \h-Sa) on the months of the Mazdayasnians, &c., 
written in the hexameter hazaj metre, and beginning : 

After the brief prologue, one couplet is devoted to each of the 29 
days of the Zoroastrian month, from,Vohuman (Bahnian) to Anaram. 
The first of the 30 days of the month, Urmazd, is apparently celebrated in 
the prologue. For a complete list of these days, see pp. 376-7 of E. G. 
Browne's Year amongst the Persians (London, A. & C. Black, 1893). 
This section of the poem is followed by another containing prayers of 
Rustam-i-Gushtasp (who appears to be the author), followed by exhorta- 
tions, then an account of the Creation and the revolt of Abriman, then 
praises of Vohumano (Bahman) the Amshaspand and reprobation of his 


opponent Akuman Div, followed by similar celebrations of the other 
Amshaspands and their respective antagonists amongst the demons. 
Then follow accounts of tlie Creation and Resurrection, and lastly a 
Khdiima, or conclusion, which ends with the following lines giving the 
date of composition of the poem as a.y. 1065 : 

2. The Ahkdm-i-Jdmdsj)'ndma (ff. 9tT-21rt), an account in prose of an 
imaginary conversation between King Gushtasp and the sap;e Jamasp, in 
which the latter tells the former about the past and future of the Zoroas- 
trian faith and the Persian Empire, and other similar matters. See Ethe, 
Cat. Bod. Pers. MSS., col. 1115, no. 4, and Rehatsek, p. 177. 

Begins : 


^":k^\ ^Ul^ 

3. An account of the replies given by the Mubadan-Mubad, or High 
Priest of the Zoroastrians, in the fourth century of the Hijra (''after 
three hundred and odd of the era of Yazdijird "), to a series of questions 
regarding religion advanced to him by Muhammadan doctors, or ^Ulamd- 
i-Isldm, after whom this tract is named. See Geiger and Kuhn's 
Grundriss d. h'dn. Fhilologie, vol. ii, part i, p. 123 ; Olshausen and 
Mohl's Fragments relatifs a la religion de Zoroastre (Paris, 1829), 
pp. 1-10. 

Begins abruptly : 
^Uiff- i^*^j^*^jl ^^ ^ (sic) A'O-^ ^1 c>oU ^Xwl ^s3 ^^^ J^ 

This treatise begins on f. 21a, and appears to end on f. 46a. It 
contains a number of Avestic formulae, written in the Persian character 
and accompanied by Persian translations, and concludes with an 
account of the 21 Nasks (see p. 18 of the volume of the Grundnss 
above cited). 

4. Rules for the performance of the Barshnom ceremony, the con- 
struction of the Dakhma, &c. (ff. 46a-516), concluding with a diagram 


of the Barshnomgah, and a colophon which gives the date of transcrip- 
tion as A.H. 1261 (ad. 1845), and the scribe's name as Siyawakhsh-i- 
Urraazdvar. The pedigree of his family {j^ &iy^ <jAills>) for some 
seventeen generations is placed immediately over the colophon. 

5. A series of questions and rules concerning purifications and other 
religious observances, without title or preface (if. 53a-596), beginning : 

a^ J^iUa ^T^ ^J ^/ \i ^y. \ s>')^ i^ cS^>>^ ^^^ 
Dated (on f. 51a) Safar 10, a.h. 1261 (Feb. 18, 1845). Clear ta'lici. 

No. CCXX. 

Size 151— 171 X Hi— 13. ff. 56 (ff. la, 25a, 27a, 33^/, 38, 54 and 
56^ blank). 11. 14—16. 

J** ^ J " 

This manuscript contains : — 

1. A treatise in Persian, comprising 82 chapters and a Khdtima (or 
conclusion), followed by a Table of Ascendants (^^ J^^^) ^^^ ^^® 
chief cities of Persia and Turkey, on the auspicious moments for per- 
forming a great variety of actions (fF. 16-246), beginning: 

&^\^Ji^ ca^ll^*^ ^\j ^^^"^ ^ bcS^^ wVi^ljx^s ^jiujU--*^ (J-^W^ 

This professes to be a compilation, by Safi b. Muhammad al-Lahiji al- 
Jili the astronomer, from the works of Abu 'l-Klasan Gushyar al-Jili, the 
sage Wall's (m^-^^ U^^-?)' 'Umar-i-Farrukhan, Tabari, Muhammad 
Ayyub, Abu Rayhan [al-Biruni], and other men of learning. 

2. A treatise on the Astrolabe (ff. 276-286), followed by astronomical 
and astrological tables, showing the days which are fortunate or un- 
fortunate for different purposes (ff. 28a-33a). 

Begins : 


-c - 

3. A poem on the signification of tinglings or twitchings (^^j^^*'*^) of 
different parts of the body (ff. 34a-37?>), beginning : 

(MS. ^.^) ^.j u..^^^ ^\^ <^^1 J y/ ^T 

4. Avestic formulae for different occasions and emergencies (ff. 39a-53&), 
written in red in the Persian character, with Persian glosses and expla- 
nations, transcribed (f. 396) by the same Siyawakhsh-i-Urmuzdyar who 
copied the last manuscript, apparently (f. 40a.) in a.h. 1251 (a.d. 1835-6). 
From f. 456 onwards many of these formulae are given in the proper 
Avestic character. 

5. Incantations and charms in Persian (ff. 55a — 56a). 
Copied in a.d. 1835-6. Fair ta'liq, with rubrications. 


Size lOi— Hi X 6—7^. ff. 126 (fl:. 55a and 1266 blank). 

Zoroastrian Prayer-book. 

A collection of liturgical pieces of the kinds known as Niyayish, 
Yasht, Gah, Patet, and Afrinagan, mostly in the Avestic language, but 
entirely written in the Persian character, beginning as follows with the 
Khurshid Niydyish : 

C J 

This is followed by the Mihr Niydyish (f. 5a), the Mdh Niydyish 
{Lib), the trmazd Yasht (f. 106), the Urdi-Bihisht Yasht (f. 18a), &c. 

The second part of the volume (f. 556) begins vfiih. a colophon, stating 
that the manuscript was transcribed by Iskandar, son of MuUa Gushtasp, 
son of Bahman, son of Faramurz, &c., in a.h. 1243 (Rabi' I 26 = 
Oct. 17, 1827, is the actual date mentioned) for the already mentioned 
Siyawakhsh-i-Urmazdyar. The scribe adds in the margin the following 
violent curse on anyone who shall injure his writing : 

(s\^ c^V^o ij^^^ji^*^ u^ ' ( vX^S^ <__ilv£a» \y^ lads, di vib 

Then follows the Bahman Yasht (to f. 686), which is succeeded by 
sundry Patets and Afrinagans, these being for the most part in the 
so-called "Parsi" dialect of Persian. Ff. 1196-126« contain a poem 
besfinninj;- : 

Copied in a.d. 1827. Poor but legible Persian ta'liq. 



Size HAx9|. if. 138 (£e. 10U—l06a blank). 11. 12. 
Miscellaneous Zoroastrian Tracts. 

The chief contents of this volume are as follows : — 

1. A history of the Ancient Kings of Persia, from Gayiimarth down 
to the Arab Conquest, beginning quite abruptly (If. Ih-lba), 

2. Continuous with the last, of which, apparently, it forms part. An 
account of the following eight philosophers : Pythagoras, Jamasp, Hippo- 
crates, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Abuzurjmihr (fit 15a-19a). 

3. Ikhtiydrdf, on the choice of auspicious days for various under- 
takings (ff. 19a-276). 

4. Explanations of a number of " Pahlawi " (in most cases merely 
archaic Persian) words, arranged alphabetically (ff. 27^-366). 

5. A treatise, consisting very largely of citations (in Persian) from 
the Bundahishn, on God, the Creation, the Amshaspands, the 21 Nasks, 
and sundry prayers and formulse in common use amongst the Zoroastrians 
(ft\ 36^-63^). 

6. A Persian rendering of the Pahlawi Vij ikard-i-Bimk (^^/^^ 
^e^*^), concerning which see Dr. West's article on Paldawi Literature 
in vol. ii of Geiger and Kuhn's Grundriss, pp. 89-90 (ff. 53^-816). 

7. The Counsels {audarz) of Aturpadh - i - Maraspandan (v^^^jT 
^[^.i^^Jl^j^)^ in Persian. See West's article in the Grundriss already 
cited, p. lU, § 80 (ff 816-85a). 

8. Instruction on certain points of Zoroastrian faith and practice 
(ff. 85a-104a), including an account of the Zoroastrian calendar and 
its origin, apparently ascribed to the same Aturpadh, since it begins 
abruptly : 

^l^jjj ^J^ibl «--.«-^ ^ib d^ Iw^J, cT^^ ^' ^^ ^i>^ cT^-^ J^^ 

9. The ** Zend and Pazend " (in the Persian character) of the Yathd 
cihu vairyd, and other Zoroastrian prayers and formulae (ff. 1066-1 3 5a). 

10. Glossary of "Zend" (really Parsi or archaic Persian) words 
(ff. 1356-1386). 

Not dated. Clear, large, modern ta'liq. 



Size 16 X 9i. ff. 351 (ff. 14 and 1436 blank). 11. 15. 

Khurda Avesta, with Persian translation. 

This volume, which bears the above title, with its Pahlawi and Persian 
equivalents, on the cover, comprises a large selection of Zoroastrian 
prayers, doxologies, and other religious formulas, written for the most 
part in the proper Avestic character^ with Persian translations and run- 
ning commentaries. It begins with the Asliem vdhu and Yafhd ahu 
vairyo formulae, followed by the Kushti-nirang, the Wdj-i-ta'dm 
hhurdan (grace before meat), &c. (ff. l-16a). Then follow the 
KhursJnd-7iiydyish, Mihr-niydyish, Mdh-niydyish, &c. (ff. 16a-486) ; 
the Hdvan-gdh, Bapithran-gdh, &c. (ff. 486-686) ; the Hurmazd Yasht, 
Urdi-bihisht Yasht, &c. (ff. 69a-1146) ; various PafSts, Nirangs, Afrina- 
gdns^ including the trdni-Patet (ff. 200a-217a), in 20 clauses called 
karda, the Marriage Service (ff. 217a-224a: ^^^^-^^ ^ <3j!^f C^^^' ^^® 
Khud-Patet (fF. 224^?-233a), in 31 clauses ; and finally the Siruza-i- 
A'hurd (ff. 3306-342a), an account of the 21 Nasks (ff. 342a-3446), and 
a few short prayers in " Pazend," with translations and explanations in 

The manuscript is incomplete at the end, and breaks off abruptly in 
the middle of a section, which begins at the top of f. 3516, and treats 
of the number of Yathd ahu vairySs which should be recited for each 
*' Avesta'': 

jssj (^jc>^s^ Ji\i ji^^ ^ibl Ui lU^^ ^^U^^l ^ d5oT <-->^ Js^ 

Not dated, but quite modern. The Avestic writing is very clear and 
well-formed, and the Persian a large, clear ta'liq, with rubrications. 


Size 15ixl3. ff. 18. 11. 17. 

A Dictionary of the rare words occurring in the Dasdttr. See 
Rehatsek, pp. 53-54, nos. 25 and 26. The words contained in this 
volume are, apparently, taken solely from the translation and com- 
mentary of this egregious forgery, and not from the so-called " heavenly 
language " in which the text professes to be composed. Both were pub- 
lished by Mulhl Firuz b. Ka'us at Bombay in 1818 (and again in 1848 
and 1888), with an English translation. Though Sir William Jones, 


speaking in 1789, entertained the greatest expectations of this work 
(which he had not then seen), its pretensions were examined and 
utterly destroyed by S. de Sacy in the Journal dea Savatita for 
Jan.-Feb. 1821 (pp. 16-31 and 67-79) ; by H. E. G. Paulus, in vol. i 
of the Heidelberger Jahrhiicher dir Litteratur (1823); and by Erskine, 
in vol. ii of the Transactions of the Bombay Literary Society. The 
text is mere gibberish, but the translation and commentary are written 
in an archaic Persian, entirely devoid of Arabic words. 

Begins abruptly, after the usual Bi-ndm-i-fzadf &c., and the title 
given above : 

r®^ j^ cS^ C^ "^J ^^ 0>^ '*^^^ i5J»^J4^ <-Ji3l t^l; 


Ends on f. 18«, with a long and highly laudatory colophon, which 
gives the scribe's name as the already mentioned Siyawakhsh-i-Urmazd- 
yar, and the date of transcription as a.h. 1260 (= a.d. 1844). The 
words explained are written in red, and the whole is in a clumsy but 
legible ta'liq. 


Size 14ix 8i ff. 32. 11.13. 

This manuscript bears on the cover the above title in Persian, and in 
English the following: " Pehlvi Dictionary, with Persian definitions and 
commentary." It is, in fact, only a fragment, comprising part of the 
chapter dealing with Pahlawi words beginning with a, a, &c, (<-t^4 
«— cJI). At the head stands the Pahlawi formula, Pavan shem-i Ddtar 
Aivharmazd Shaptr; then, in red ink, <— ^1 <— su ; after which the 
glossary begins with the word Aioharmazd (in the proper Pahlawi 
chflracter), followed, first by the so-called Pazend equivalent Anhdmd 
(in the Avestic character), which is now known to be a mere mis- 
reading of Aivharmazdf and next by the Persian equivalent ^y*^^^* 
The same plan prevails throughout, the Pahlawi words (written in red) 
being immediately followed by their " Pazend " equivalents (written in 
black), and these in turn by the Persian explanations, which are often 
of some length. 

The text ends abruptly at the bottom of f. 32b, in the middle of a 
sentence explaining the word dpginaJc, 

Not dated, but modern. The Pahlawi and Avestic characters are well 
and clearly written, and the Persian is a neat ta'liq. 



Size 13|— Ux7J. ff. 56. 11. 12. 

Another Pahlawi- Persian Vocabulary, arranged according to subjects 
and parts of speech, in a manner very similar to the so-called " Sasanian 
Farhang," published by Haug (Bombay, 1870) under the title of An 
Old PahlaviPazand Glossary (pp. 1-24). See Friedrich Miiller's 
Bemerkungen in vol. vi of the Vienna Oriental Journal, pp. 76-86. 
The Pahlawi words are arranged in four lines to each page ; under each 
stands the transliteration in Persian characters of its traditional pro- 
nunciation, and under this again the Persian equivalent, the two last 
written in red. 

Begins : " Mazda — Mo7id — Kliudd : Yaztan — Jdtan — Yazd : Awhar- 
MAZD — Anhomd — Xjrmazd^^ &c. 

The glossary ends on f. 49^', and is followed by the detached forms of 
the Pahlawi letters (ff. 496-50a), lists of months, days, Zodiacal signs, 
&c., with their Persian equivalents (ff. 50a-55a), and a colophon, entirely 
in Pahlawf, beginning in the usual way : Faryaft pavan shum, shddih u 
rdmislm, &c. The scribe's name appears to be Rustam, son of Dastobar 
(i.e. Dastur) Kaykubadh, son of the Dastobarani-Dastobar (or Chief 
Dastur) Ka'tis. 

The manuscript appears quite modern, but I have not succeeded in 
deciphering any date from the Pahlawi colophon. The writing is clear, 
both in Pahlawi and Persian, but the latter is not graceful. 


Size 26Jx UJ. ff. 14 (&. 10b— Ub blank). 11. 24. 

Another Pahlawi Vocabulary, arranged according to subjects, like the 
last. The Pahlawi words occupy 8 lines of each page ; under each 
stands its Persian equivalent, and the Gujarati equivalents have been 
added in pencil in another line. The Vocabulary appears to be incom- 
plete, as it breaks off abruptly, without any conclusion or colophon. 

Not dated, but quite modern. Writing legible, but ungraceful. 



Size 20|xi:3. ff. 33. 11. 17. 



A Pahlawi book bearing the above title on the cover in Persian, and 
in English *' Traditions of Zartusht in Pehlvi." It appears to be only a 
fragment, as it begins abruptly, and the leaves are numbered (in a 
mixture of Pahlawi and Persian numbers and words) from 38 to 62, 
62 6^■«, and so on to 67, which is followed by two leaves (now fif. 32 and 
33) numbered 8 and 13. 

Not dated. The Pahlawi hand is large, clear, and as legible as is in 
the nature of the script. 


Size 24xl3|. fE. 33. 11. 15. 
The Vispered with Pahlawi Translation. 

From a Persian note on f. \a it appears that this very carefully and 
beautifully written copy of the Vispered, with its PahlaAvi translation, 
was copied for the Persian Zoroastrian {^^^JV) Siyawakhsh-i-Hurmuzdyar 
(who has already been mentioned as the copyist of several previous 
volumes) by the Dastur Iraj-ji Sohrab-ji, who describes himself as the 
"faithful disciple" (^'^^j J^U») of the above-mentioned Siyawakhsh, 
in the month of Murdad, a.y. 1 229. 

Begins, after the Pazend ^^ Pa-ndm-i-Yazddn" and the corresponding 
Pahlawi formula, with Vispered i : Nivaidhayemi hankdrayemi ratvo 
mainyuandm ratvo gaithyandm, &c., and ends with the Pahlawi transla- 
tion of the passage in Vispered xxiv, which concludes Avith the word 


Size 30^ X 18. ff. 272 (ft'. 1 and some at end missing). 11. 21. 

The Vendidad Sade. 

A nearly complete copy of the Vendidad Sade, beginning at the top 
of f. 2a with the words Yathd ahu vairy6 zaofd frd me mrCdee (p. 1, 
§ 3 of Brockhaus's edition of 1850), and ending at the bottom of f. 2726 


with the words fravardne . . . ddidi liaca ddtdi (Brockhaus, p. 209, 
§ 550). One leaf is missing at the beginning and several at the end of 
the MS., and some of the leaves (each of which is numbered in Persian 
writing) are misplaced, so that they now stand as follows ; ff. 2, 9, 3-8, 
10-150, 154, 151-153, 155, 156, 158, 159, 160, 157, 161-196, 196 /;i5, 
197, 198 (really 197, 198, 199, for there is no lacuna in the text), 200- 
272. There arc illustrations and figures in colours on tf. 23a (beginning 
of Haoma Yasht, 316 (Vispered iii), 64a (Yasna xi), 90a (Vend, v), 112a 
(Vend, vii), 1516 (Vend, ix), 2026 (Vend, xv), and 227« (Vend. xix). 

The volume is divided in the middle at f. 151a (just before Vend, ix) 
by a Persian colophon in verse {mufaqdrib metre) of 43 + 1 couplets, 
beginning : — 

t^^ j^yc^ ^^i^ ^j ^jS U d^ f j^_^ s^y„ <^U t^y ^i^U ) 

From the particulars .given in this poem we learn that the manuscript 
was transcribed at Yazd in .Persia in a.y. 1016 (a.d. 1647), for a Zoroas- 
trian of Kirman named Marzuban, son of Sandal, son of Khusraw, by 
Mihraban, son of Anushirwan, son of Bahramshah. 

Writing clear and good. Dated a.h. 1647. Leaves a good deal 
damaged in some places. 


Size 25x 13|. ff. 300 (ff. 12a, 156—186, 286, 526—566, and 
2986—3006 blank). 11. 12. 

Vendidad with Pahlawi and Persian Glosses. 

A quite modern copy of the Vendidad, lacking the end of Fargard ii, 
Fargards iii-vii, the beginnning of viii, and the whole of xii, with running 
translation and commentary in Pahlawi, and interlinear glosses and 
translations, with occasional summaries and observations, in Persian. 

Not dated. All three characters are plainly written. The Persian is 
a rather coarse Indian ta'liq, and appears inferior to the other two. 

( 141 ) 




Size 26x 13. ff. 166 (fP. 143/;-145a blank). II. 21. 
{Copy o/Rehatsek, pp. 191-2, No. 30.) 

^^U^r^'^Jib aJi^s:-** i^j^^ 5/33 

1. The Tadlikiratu 'l-A'imma, or " Memoir of the Imams" (ff. 16-1 43a), 
of the celebrated Shi'ite theologian Muhammad Baqir b. Muhammad Taqi 
Majlisi (d. a.h. 1110=a.d. 1698-9). See Rieu's Persian Supplement, 
no. 44, p. 30, and Rehatsek, pp. 191-2. A very incorrect text, written 
in a large, slovenly Indian ta'liq, on blue paper, with rubrications, and 
dated Safar 1, a.h. 1281 (=July 6, a.d. 1864). The original, as we 
learn from Rehatsek, was dated a.h. 1264 (a.d. 1848). 

2. The Riyddu 'sh-Shuhadd, or "Gardens of the Martyrs" (ff. 145&- 
1666), an account of the rebellion of Mukhtar, the Avenger of the 
^lartyrs of Kerbela, in Persian, by an author whose name does not 
appear. It begins : 

and is divided into 4 sections {fasl) as follows : 

j^ d^ jLj^\ )] ^^3^=i*i ^ ^Ufi.^ <— .-wi j^'^ j^ ^(f. 148a) J3' L^^^ 

^V^ J^ [^j] ^U.L. ^^y^ f^ j^ ^(f. 151a) ^„jJ J^ 

&A^ viLi^ ^J di31 J^ ^A^ <i;:_^ ;J ^(f. 160rt) ^^^ J^=^ 

Written in the same hand as the last, and finished 9 days later 
(Safar 10, a.h. 1281=July 15, a.d. 1864). 



Size26xl3|. ff. 328. 11.21. 
(Copij of Rehafsek, pp. 208-9, No. 6S.) 

The Kaslifu H-HaqdHq, a Persian translation by Karim b. Nasir al- 
Hafiz al-Yamin al-Hanafi of the Kanzu ^d-Daqd^iq^ a well known manual 
of Hanafite Law by Shaykh Abu '1-Barakat 'Abdu 'llah b. Ahmad, 
commonly called Hafizu 'd-Din an-Nasafi (d. a.h. 710=a.d. 1310-11). 
Concerning the original, see the British Museum Arabic Catalogue^ 
pp. 119, 407, and the Arabic Supplement^ nos. 288-9, pp. 187-8. This 
translation is much rarer than that of Nasru 'llah b. Muhammad Kirmani, 
concerning whom see Ethe's 1. 0. Pers. Cat., coll. 1386-1390. 

Begins : 

Jl ^Ax)\ ^y^ ^i*3i pUwM- ^^ ^\s\ <^jj| d^ Ju^j 

Clear, but illiterate, Indian ta'liq. Dated 9th of Rajab, a.h. 1281 
(Dec. 8, A.D. 1864). 


Size 24x12. ff. 52. 11.21. 
{Copy ofBehatsek, p. 213, No. 83.) 

The Nuzliatu 'l-Arwdh of Amir Husayni (d. a.h. 718 = a.d. 1318-1319). 
See Rieu's Brit. Mus. Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 40. This copy begins, like 
the MS. described by Rieu : 

Ob*^ f»^^ ^:)^A> (^^^•^)>^ ^r^y^' 

but an alternative beginning, taken from another MS., is inscribed in a 
minute hand at the top of the page. 

Clear but coarse ta'liq, with some marginal notes in a fine and much 
more literate shikasta. Scribe : Munshi Ahmad Husayn. Dated 28th 
Safar, a.h. 1281 (=August 2, a.d. 1864). 



Size 22ixl2|. ff. 21. 11. 17. 

A Sufi treatise entitled Jdm-i- JaTidn-numd, identical with that 
described by Rieu, Brit. Mus. Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 866, v, and beginning 
in the same way : 

— f VI 

It is divided into two parts, called Dd'ira (" Circles "), each of which 
contains two "Arcs" (Qaws), divided from each other by a "Barrier" 

Not dated. Large, coarse Indian ta'lfq. 


Size26xl3i. ff. 25. 11.21. 

i^5^y^ J\j:> OcU-* U^^-^ 

A Sufi treatise on the Degrees of Existence, by Mahmud al-Husayn 
al-Bukhari al-Qadiii, beginning : 

It is divided into 17 sections called Dawr ("Cycles"), which are fully 
enumerated on ff. 16-2a. 

Written in the same coarse ta'liq as the last, and, like it, not dated; 
but presumably transcribed in or a little before the year a.d. 1864. 


Size 24x14. ff. 96. 11.21. 

(? Copy of Eehatsek, pp. 199—201, No. 48.) 

A collection of Sufi Tracts, comprising : 

1. A treatise on Physiognomy {Hlm-i-firdsat)^ said to be abridged from 
a larger work by Fakhru 'd-Din Razi (tf. l6-8a). 


2. A treatise on Music (ff. Sb-18a), based on the tract on that subject 
contained in the Eucyclopasdia of tlie Ihhwdnu 's-Safd; followed by 
two couplets from the Mathnawi and one from some other poem. Dated 
Rajab 12, a.h. 1280 (=Dec. 23, a.d. 1863). 

3. A collection of Siifi quatrains, with prose commentary (ff. 186-425), 
beginning ; 

' S<^j o^y J'^ u^s*^ ) ^^/ ^ 

This is dated Rajab 19, a.ii. 1280 (=Dec. 30, a.d. 1863), and is 
followed on f. 43a by explanations of some 16 Sufi terms. 

4. Another collection of Sufi quatrains with commentaries (ff. 
436-70a), similar to the last, and dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan, 
Bayazid "Yildirim" ("the Thunderbolt," reigned a.d. 1389—1402), 
beginning : 


This is dated Sha'ban 1, a.h. 1280 (=Jan. 11, a.ii. 1894). 

5. A short treatise (flf. 706-74&) on the Degrees of Being, &c., 
beginning : 

v4^^u d.^..wAj:^ <A^<vv>)ii(!^ <L^^X*^ )y^ <joUX4^ ^jULcs* 

6. A collection of some thirty letters on points of Sufi doctrine, 
addressed by 'Abdu 'llah Qutb b. Muhyi to various friends or disciples 
(ff. 75a-966). The colophon is dated the middle of Sha'Lan, a.h. 1280 
(=Jan. 25, a.d. 1864). 

"Written in a.d. 1863-4 in the same handwriting as the last. 




Size 26x13. ff. 184. 11. 21. 
{Copy of Behatsek, pp. 69 — 71, No, 5.) 


The Tuhfatu 'l-^Alam, a well-known History of the City of Shushtar 

(lithographed at Bombay, a.d. 1847), by Sayyid *Abdu '1-Latif b. Abi 

Talib an-Nuri ash-Shushtari, wlio composed it in a.h. 1215-16 
(A.U. 1800-1801). See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 383-4, and his 
Supplement, p. 56, no. 84, ii. 

Not dated, but written by the same scribe and in the same hand as 
the last, and about the same time. 


Size 25ixl3|-. ff. 117. 11. 21. 
(Copy of BehatseJc, pp. 71-2, No. 7.) 

A History of Sind, from its first conquest by the Arabs down to the 
reign of Akbar (a.h. 999 = a.d. 1590-91), by Muhammad Ma'sum 
(poetically named Nami) b. Sayyid Safa'i al-Husayni at-Tirmidhi of 
Bhakar in Sind, who died about a.h. 1015 (a.d. 1606-7). See Rieu, 
Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 291-2. 

Not dated, but written about a.d. 1864. Scribe: Shaykh Ghulam 
Muham mad Awrangabadi . 

No. CCXL. 

Size 24 X 13. ff. 48 (ff. la, 46fc— 48& blank). II. 21. 

{Cojnj of Behatsek, p. 218, No. 11.) 

1. Ahddi-i-BiUi (ff. 16-265), the work described by Rieu at p. 858 
of his Cat. Pert!. MSS. under the title of Risdla-i-Sdldr Jang ; a 
description of Bihli, especially its edifices, shrines, pleasure-grounds, 
saints, poets, doctors, dancers and minstrels, composed about a.h. 1150 


(a.d. 1737-8), by the Nawwab Dargah-quli Khan Bahadur Salar Jang 
Mu'tamanu 'd Dawla. 

Dated Dhu '1-Qa'da 23, a.h. 1280 (March 5, a.d. 1864). 

2. The Tadhhiratu H-Ahodl, or Memoirs, of Shaykh ^Ali Hazin 
(Muhammad 'Ah' b. Abi Talib al-Jilani"), written at Dihli at the end 
of A.H. 1154 (February, a.d. 1742), in his fifty-third year (fP. 27^-456). 
See Eieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 381. This work was published with an 
English translation by F. C. Belfour (London, 1830-1). 

The colophon, written in a very large ta'h'q, occupies f. 46a, and 
gives the scribe's name as Ghulam Muhammad Awrangabadi, poetically 
named *Irfan, and the date of completion as the end of Dhu l-Qa'da, 
A.H. 1280 (May 7, a.d. 1864). The writing is a clear ta'liq, but errors 
and misreadings abound. 


Size 24x13. ff. 13. 11. 21. 

The shorter Persian version of the Kitdhu ^UMa^dd of Shaykh Abu 
'All b. Sina (Avicenna) described by Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS. p. 439, vi, 
divided into sixteen sections (fasl), beginniug : 

Either the substance or the titles of the chapters are wrongly arranged, 
for they here stand in this order : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 6 (for 8), 9, 10, 
15, 12, 13, 14, 16. Possibly 6 should be 8; 15, 11 ; and the heading 
of 15 has been omitted by mistake. 

Copied by Muhammad 'Abdu 'r-Razzaq, and concluded on Shawwdl 26, 
A.H. 1280 (April 3, a.d. 1864). 


Size 261x12. ff. 37. 11. 21. 
(Copied from Behatsek, p. 199, No. 46.) 

liisala-i-Mahda' ica Ma^dd, an anonymous treatise on Ontology, 
divided into four chapters (not three, as Rehatsek says), each of which 


is subdivided into many sections, and beginning, after the customary 
doxology : 

C/t. J enumerates generally the different kinds of Knowledge, 

and is divided into 5 sections (ff. 2a-3a). 
Ch. II treats of Knowledge of Self, and contains 11 sections 

(ff. Zh^lU). 
Ch. Ill treats of Knowledge of the Beginning or Origin, and 

contains 10 sections (ff. 156-266). 
Ch. IV treats of Knowledge of the End or Return, and contains 

10 sections (ff. 266-37«), of which, however, only 

9 appear in the text. 

Dated Safar 14, a.h. 1281 (July 19, a.d. 1864). Scribe: Ghulam 
Muhammad Panjabi. Written in coarse but legible Indian ta'lfq. 
Numerous mar^iinal notes. Considerable lacunae on ff. 23b-27a. 



Size 26x13. ff. 247. 11. 21. 
{Copied from Rehatsek, pp. 120-21, No. 13.) 

The Gawhar-i-Miirdd, a well-known treatise on the ^Ilm-i-Kaldm, or 
Scholastic Theology, by 'Abdu 'r-Razzaq b. 'All b. al-Husayn al-Lahiji, 
who flourished in the reign of Shah 'Abbas II the Safawi (a.h. 1052- 
1077=A.D. 1642-1666). See Rieu,Cat. Pers. MSS., p.'32. The work has 
been published at Bombay, a.h. 1301 (a.d. 1884), by Mirza Muhammad 
Shirazi, in a lithographed edition containing pp. 263. 

Dated Rajab 9, a.h. 1281 (Dec. 8, a.d. 1864). Scribe: Ghulam 
Muhammad Panjabi. Large, coarse, and ill-formed but legible ta'liq. 


Size 26 X 15. ff. 26 (ff. 1, 2, and 266 blank). 11. 21. 
(Copied from Rehatsek^ p. 122, No. 16.) 

A volume containing the four following treatises : — 

1. Mirdtu'l-Muhaqqiqm, or "Mirror of Searchers after Truth" (ff. 


Sb-'iSa), a treatise on Psychology and Natural Philosophy. A copy of 
this work is described by Pertsch, Gotha Cat. Pers. MSS. (Vienna, 1859), 
pp. 17-18. See also Pertsch's Berlin Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 21-2. Tiie 
author's name is unknown. 

Begins : 

2. Risdla dar Afaq u Anfu?,^ an anonymous treatise on " Horizons 
and Souls," i.e. on the Physical and Spiritual Worlds (ff. 13a-186), 
beginning : 

3. Lama'dt-i-Quthshdhi, a treatise on Meteorology (ff. 186-21/^), by 
Muhammad Taqi b. Husayn b. Jamahi 'd-Din Mazandarani, dealing with 
prognostications of rain, snow, clouds of various hues, solar and lunar 
eclipses, and the like, and beginning : — 

4. Budla dar tahqki-i-Nafs-i-Ndtiqa-i-Inmni (ff. 21?>-25?>), a treatise 
on Human Reason, beginning : 

iJil ^^^ Ij iiS" ^XIJI ^ 3^L^J) ^S^ ^b:^! J.-L. ^M , J^3 Ci 

^1*31 gjyb «^jl c^Jiiy J^jl^ J4.3JI gly b ^^il3li. ^31 (j-Ul c^^il3 

^y) iixiijj aLI.ww fc:^,ws-Jljfcij ^ ^.LU <.:^,..vw^Lj) ci ^^iL.Xw.3 ^^i^o ^-w*))^ 

Fifteen different opinions of diverse sects and schools of thought are 
briefly exposed. A gloss [hdshiya) on the three schools into which the 
disciples of Plato divided (referring to p. 38 =f. 21&) is added at the 
end (ff. 252>-26a). 

Copied by Muhammad 'All, and finished on Dhu '1-Qa'da 28, a.h. 1280 
(March 5, a.d. 1864). Lirge, coarse Indian ta'liq. 



Size ISixllJ. ff. 37. Ih 16. 
Fragment of a Treatise on Divination and Necromancy. 

Part of a curious treatise on Magic, Charms, Alchemy, and the like, 
imperfect at both beginning and end, containing many magical figures 


and tables of divination, &c., and some words and glosses in the Avestic 
character. The following note is written in the corner of what is now 
f. la: 

^L^ ^ Lu^ ^ (sic) j^\ ^}4^ i^^C:'^) ^ *-r^^^ ^^ c,-Jia^ 
Begins abruptly : 

^jiul*^ <3^^ "^^ lA"*^ ^i^i>^ ^s^ ^1 b Jj;.;^^ jiiLol d^ 4i:-^.vvJb <^^£i* 

ta-'wwJji <-i^^==^ JK^i^l ^ ^^^^-'^ ^^ 

Then follows a magic square containing 7 X 5 = 35 compartments, each 
of which is occupied by a cabbalistic sign. The bulk of the work deals 
with Alchemy. I can find no mention of the author's name, but in a 
personal reminiscence which he gives on If. 336<-346 he makes mention 
of a certain Shaykh Naji Ruknu 'd-Din at Isfahan, and from his occa- 
sional use of the Avestic character and other indications he would appear 
to have been a Zoroastrian. 

On f. 376, which is otherwise blank, there is a marginal note, from 
•which it appears that the manuscript was copied by Siyawakhsh, son 
of tJrmuzdyar, son of Siyawakhsh of Kirman, known as ^^&iyG, and 
was completed on the day of Surush-Izad (the 17th day) in the month 
of Shahriwar, a.y. 1214, a.h. 1262 (Aug.-Sept., a.d. 1846). The initial 
portion of the note runs as follows : 

< ^^Jj( t-^U^ vitU^ Aii^l^ y fc-_>=^l^ di^T A^ d;;^y 
Clear and legible but not very graceful ta'li'q, with rubrications. 




Size 26 X 13^. ff. 39 (ff. 1, 2, 39 blank). 11. 21. 
{Copy of Behatsek, pp. 49-50, Nos. 9, 10.) 

The Jawdhiru ^l-^Ulum (" Gems of the Sciences "), a treatise on Persian 
Grammar, Prosody, and Rhetoric, by Khwaja Ma'riif b. Khwaja Musa, 
divided into an Introduction, two chapters called Jmvhar, and a Con- 
clusion. The chronogram cited by llehatsek, with which the treatise 
concludes, does not, as he supposes, refer to the date of composition, but 
is merely one of several specimens of this style of literary artifice quoted 
by the author in the section dealing with Acrostics and Chronograms. 

Begins : 

^1 *'»y*3) y^'j^^ ^.iwws^ 

Dated Dhu '1-Hijja 26, a.h. 1280 (June 2, a.d. 1864). Scribe: 
Muhammad 'All ash-Shafi'i al-Kukani an-Naqshbandi. Written in 
large^ coarse, legible ta'liq. 


Size 27x14-15. if. 120. 11. 21. 
{Probably copied from Reliatseh, pp. 169-70, No. 147.) 

1. A treatise on the Acrostic (Mu'amma), by Muhammad b. . . . 
(blank space left) . . . an-Nundaki (^IjJ^JI), based on tlie treatise 
on that subject composed by Husayn of Nishapdr (i)resumably Mir 
Husayn '' Mu'amma'i" d. a.h. 904=:a.d. 1498-9 ; see Rieu, Cat. Pers. 
MSS., p. 650), and dedicated to Abu '1-Ghazi 'Abdu 'l-'Aziz Bahadur 
Khan (see Pertsch, Berlin Cat. Pers. MSS., no. 645 ^ where he is men- 
tioned in an Anthology of Poets comj^osed in a.h. 974=a.d. 1566-7); 


hence evidently composed in the first half of the sixteenth century 
(£E. 16-486). It appears to be incomplete at the end, but begins : 

2. The Nafaisu 7 Ma'dthir (a title which is also a chronogram, giving 
the date a.h. 973 = a.d. 1565-6, when the work was composed), by 
Mirza ' Ala'u 'd-Dawla Qazwini, son of Mir Yahya ; a biographical Dic- 
tionary of Persian Poets, especially those who flourished in the tenth 
century of the Mjra, of which a long notice is given in Sprenger's 
Oude Catalogue, pp. 46-55. See also Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 1022, i. 
This copy begins like that described by Sprenger. 

Not dated, but doubtless written in or about a.d. 1864, like the rest 
of these transcripts. Coarse but legible ta'liq. 


Size 251 X 13i. ff. 38 (ff. 1— 3a, 366—386 blank). 11. 21. 
{Copied from Rehatsek, p. 67, No. 20.) 

Inslici-i- Bar oilman, a collection of letters to various more or less eminent 
contemporaries by Cliandarbhan, poetically surnamed Barahman, who 
was attached to the Court of Shahjahan as Imperial Chronicler (lodqi^a- 
naicis). This collection, which differs from that described by Rieu, Cat. 
Pers. MSS., pp. 397-8, was made in Dhu '1-Hijja, in the 28th year of 
Shahjahan's reign (a.h. 1064 = October, a.d. 1654), and begins : 

The transcript was made by Shaykh Ghulam Muhammad, and finished 
on Dhu '1-Qa'da 5, a.h. 1280 (April 12, a.d. 1864).* Fair ta'liq. 


Size 26x14. If. 8L 11. 20. 
{Prohably copied from Rehatsek, p. 136, No. 36.) 

The Diwan of a minor poet named Thana'i, according to the inscrip- 
tion on f. la and the colophon ; but the name does not occur in the 


poems. It agrees with the Diwaii of Husayn Thana'i of Mashhad 
described by Elbe, Bodl. Pers. Cat., coll. 660-61. 

This transcript was made by Sayyid Hadi Haydarabadi, and com- 
pleted on Dhu'l-Hijja 13, a.h. 1280 (May 20, a.d. 1864). 

No. CCt. 

Size 25|xl2. ff. 111. 11. 20. 
{Copied from Behatsek, p. 132, No. 17.) 

The Jdm-i-Jam of Awhadi of Maragha (d. a.h. 738 = a.d. 1337-8), 
composed in a.h. 732 or 733 (a.d. 1331-3). See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., 
p. 619. 

This transcript was made by Ghulam Muhammad Panjabi, and com- 
pleted on January 17, a.d. 1865. Fair ta'liq. 

No. CCLI. 

Size 25|xl3. &. 125. 11. 20—21. 
{Copied from Behatsel^, p. 187, No. 21.) 

The Tuhfatu %Ahrdr (ff. Ih-iQh) and Sihhatun-Abrdr (ff. 47a-125a), 
two of the seven poems which constitute the celebrated Haft Awrang 
of Jami. See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., pp. 644-45, &c., and pp. 38-39, 

Dated Dhu '1-Hijja, a.h. 1280 (May-June, a.d. 1864). Fair ta*liq. 


Size 26ixll. flf. 108. 11. 21. 
(Copied from Behatsek, p. 136, No. 33.) 

The Duvdn-i-Tdlib, presumably Talib of Amul, who died in 
A.H. 1035-6 (A.D.' 1625-7). See Rieu,'Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 679; Ethu, 
Bodl. Cat. Pers. MSS., col. 678. This copy only extends as far as the 
letter ^, and is therefore incomplete ; and since only one (jhazal 
in j is given, which does not agree with either of the couplets given by 
Rieu and Ethe, it probably contains merely a selection of odes. 

Begins : 
No date or colophon. Ungraceful but legible ta'liq. 



Size 26 X 13. ff. 36. 11. 20. 
(Copied from Behatsek, p. 233, No. 56.) 

^J^\i^>JJ\ jAA^ ^JiSJi ^j^ j^UUsi 

A collection of stories entitled Nakhlistdn (the "Date-grove," see f. 3a, 
11. 5 and 7), by a Hindu named Lachhmi (Lakshmf) Narayan, surnamed 
Shafiq, of Awrangabad, who was born (see Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., 
p. 1083a-, 11. 3 et seqq.) in a.h. 1158 (a.d. 1745), and wrote this work 
(f. 3a, 1. 4) in a.h. 1218 (a.d. 1803-4). It begins :— 

Not dated. Scribe : Ghulam 'Abbas. Fair ta'liq. 



Size 24ix 14. ff. 24 (ff. la, 21—24 blank). 11. 21. 
{Copied from Mehatsek, p. 225, No. 28.) 

A Persian translation of the Bhagavad gitd, almost identical in its 
beginning with no. 1949 of Ethe's I. 0. Pers. Cat. (col. 1089), which is 
ascribed to Prince Dara Shikuh. This MS. begins : 

-J I jjjo&» ^y,^j j^)j^ cUaiij dC^l^iJ o^^^. "s-'^W ^ ^J^ r*^->^ 

Dated Dhu '1-Qa'da 27, a.h. 1280 (May 4, a.d. 1864). Scribe: 
Sayyid Nizamu 'd-Din. Fair ta'liq. 

No. CCLV. 

Size 26x 13i. ff. 101 (ff. la, 196—226, 96a, 1016 blank). 11. 21. 
{Copied from Behatseh, pp. 222-3, No. 21.) 


1. The Jdiciddn-ndma (ff. 16-19«), a mystical treatise similar to, and 
possibly identical with, the work of the same name composed by Baba 
Afdal Kashi (d. a.h. 707 = a.d. 1307-8), concerning which see Rieu, 
Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 831, xxv, beginning : 

^ I Jw^.w iwww* V.^w«J I t^ CUm ) 

This copy seems to be incomplete, since " Section VII " begins on 
f. 2«, 1. 7, and there seems to be some confusion in the order of the 
other sections, of which the tenth and last begins on f. 186. 

2. The Dasturu%Atihhd (ff. 23a-956), or "Practice of Physicians," a 
manual of medicine by the historian of India, Muhammad Qasim Hindu- 
shah of Astarabad, better known as Ferishta. See Ethe, I. 0. Pers. 
Cat., nos. 2318-2323, col. 1267-9. Dated (f. 956) the 5th of Rabi' II, 
a.h. 1281 (Sept. 7, a.d. 1864). Scribe: Muhammad Bakhsh. 


3. A short treatise on Thought-reading (jt!"^-^ S^^^^**'^ ^7 Khwaja 
Hakim Muhammad b. Ayyub al-Muhasib a^Tabari (ff. 96i»-101a), 
beginning : 

^Jtr^ ...•:. ^L^ (Pe)^^>i ^) c)'^>^^ W t^ cT^.?^^ ;^^ 

Dated the 8fch of Rabf II, a.h. 1281 (Sept. 10, 1864). Scribe : 
Muhammad Bakhsh. Coarse and slovenly ta'liq. 


Size 25i X 13|. ff. 56 (ff. la, 5ib—66b blank). 11. 21. 
(Copied from BehatseJc, pp. 34-5, No. 64.) 

A volume containing the following tracts : — 

1. An anonymous and untitled treatise on Astronomy, Cosmogony, 
and the Computation of Time (ff. 16-23«), consisting of an Introduction 
in two sections dealing with Mathematics and Natural Science ; two 
Discourses (Maqdla), of which the first, treating of the heavenly bodies, 
comprises six chapters, and the second, treating of the earth and its 
subdivisions, eleven ; and a Conclusion. It begins abruptly, without 
preface : — 

2. The Story of the Mouse and the Cat (ff. 235-33a), similar in 
substance, but different in form, to the well-known poem on the subject 
by 'Ubayd-i-Zakani. This poem is written in the heroic mutaq^drib 
metre, comprises 397 couplets, and begins : 

The cat is here named Warghala {^^^f)-, and the king of the mice 
Farfar (y^-»). 


3. Jdm-i'Giti-numd (fF. 33i-41&), a philosophical treatise containing 
30 chapters, called Maqsad, an Introduction, and a Conclusion ; and 
beginning : 

See Rieu's interesting notice on this work, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 812, iii. 

4. An anonymous treatise on the Muhammadan, Zoroastrian, Greek 
(Alexandrian), Jalali and Indian Calendars (ff. 416-45^), beginning: 

^„^ly ^1^1 j^ j>l j^^, h*^^ ^^^ c <^^^^ ^.j^ ^^ 

5. Two qasidas in praise of Sir John Malcolm, said by Rehatsek to bo 
by Mulla Firtiz (ff. 46a-486, and 48a-496). The tirst begins : 

The second begins : 

' (3®^ <^^ ^-?^^ ^^ c)^^"^!-^ y—""^-^ <s^ 

6. A Sufi tract of miscellaneous contents (ff. 49^-54a), suflBciently 
described by Rehatsek (p. 35), beginning : 

^13 \)^Sl ^i:-^ i^h}=> ^^ b*^^^-^ >?^^ ^^ ^ «:--wwilj Job 

Jl JVl ,.^3 U/S^ —1 JU«^1 

There are 3 separate colophons in the volume; the first (f. 41&) dated 
Muharram 4, a.h. 1281 (June 9, a.d. 1864) ; the second (f. 456), 
Muharram 25 (June 30) ; and the third (f . 54a), Muharram 28 (July 3). 
Scribe : Shaykh Ghulam Muhammad. Written in neat and legible 


Size24ixl2J. ff. 27. 11.21. 

A volume containing : 

1. The well-known tarji^-hand called, from its two initial words, 
Md muqimdn (ff. lh-7a), beginning : 

' (^-J>^ k3*^ O-?"^ ^^W^.J CJ 'f*i;'^^ <3J^ c)^^ ^ 


2. A series of ghazals (ff. 7«-13a), one for each letter of the alphabet, 
introducing the takhalliis Mahmud (and generally the name of Ayaz 
also) into the last couplet of each, and entitled in the colophon Mahmud- 
ndma. The real author of both this and the last poem would seem 
to be a poet named Ferishta. Cf. Kieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 797, vi. 

3. A number of epistolary models (90 in number) for children, entitled 

Dasturu^s-Sihydn (ff. lib-27a)y beginning: 

Dated Thursday the 7th of Rabi' I, but the year is accidentally 
omitted : either a.h. 1278 or 1286 (a.d. 1861 or 1869) would give the 
required correspondence of date and day of the week ; and there is little 
doubt that the MS. was written between the former date and a.h. 1281, 
since it was presented to the Royal Society with the remaining MSS. of 
this collection in May, a.d. 1865, i.e. at the end of a.h. 1281 or in the 
first few days of a.h. 1282. Scribe : Ahmad Husayn. Fair ta'liq, with 


Size 26x11. ff. 81. 11.21. 

A volume containing the following : — 

1. A short anonymous treatise, in Ottoman Turkish, on Chronology 
and Eras (ff. 16-7 a), beginning : 

Ends on f. 7a : 

^ ^Ls.^1 J^ \'^y* (^sic) ^^'^'♦•^^^pi 
Written in large, clear, good naskh. 


2. A Persian treatise on the Science of the Breath, entitled Bahru 7- 
Haydt (ff. 7a-10Z>), in six sections, based on the Sanskrit Amrtakunda, 
similar to, but not identical with, the works described by Rieu, Cat. 
Pers. MSS., p. 59, ii, and Ethc, I. 0. Pers. Cat., no. 2002, col. 1113-14. 

Begins abruptly : 

<ji3l jSJjjU^l ^\s^, f JjJ^-y« (? ta^^^l) C2^^c=^l ^^^J,,;Jb ^^ ^ "^-^ 

^31 t::_-^^sJ4. *J <»l3 d^ cs'^^ 

3. A Persian mathnmoi poem entitled aSz^ u Guddz (ff. lla-15/;), 
ascribed in the colophon to Khaki, concerning whom see Rieu, Cat. 
Pers. MSS., p. 886. A poem bearing the same title and written in the 
same metre, but with a different beginning, is described by Rieu, op. cit.^ 
pp. 551, 674, &c., as the work of the poet Barahman (see p. 151 supra) ; 
and as other works of this poet are included in this volume (as will 
immediately appear), it would seem most probable that this poem also 
is by him, but that the beginning has been altered or removed. This 
poem begins : 

Dated Dhu'l-Qa'da 22, a.h. 1280 (April 29, a.d. 1864). Scribe: 
Mirza 'Abdu 's-Subhan Beg b. Mirza 'Abdu 'r-Rahman Beg. Fair ta'liq. 

4. The Diivcin of Barahman (ff. 16a-52a). See Rieu, op. at., 
pp. 397-8 ; Ethe, I.'O. Pers. Cat., nos. 1574-5, col. 859-60; and p. 151 
supra. This copy begins like Ethe's : 

Dated Dim '1-Hijja 6, a.h. 1280 (May 13, a.d. 1864). Same scribe 
and script as the last portion. 

5. Persian translation of a Hindu book named in the colophon (f. 61a) 
Mdld-Kaydn (ff. 526-6 la), containing the counsels addressed by Krishna 
to Arjuna, and probably based on the Bhagavadgitd, beginning : 

J I s^^y, djj:>»y^ <3b^^ y. s^.^ kJj-^^j ^^^^ 

Dated (f. 61a) Dhu '1-Hijja 18, a.h. 1280 (May 25, a.d. 1864). 

6. A collection of letters (ff. 616-67/;) described as from Mirza Sahib, 
of which one is addressed to Haji Muhammad Shafi*. 


7. A selection of the poems of Sa'ib (ff. 67&-746), who died a.h. 1088 
(a.d. 1677-8), concluding with his Sdqt-ndma ; see Rieu, Cat. Pers. 
MSS., p. 693. In the colophon, dated Dhu '1-Hijja 29, a.h. 1280 
(June 5, A.i). 1864), the scribe's name is given as Mi'rza 'Abdu 's- 

8. A mcdhnawi poem entitled Suz u Guddz (ff. 76a-8lb), beginning : 

Colophon (f. 816) dated Muharram 3, a.h. 1281 (June 8, a.d. 1864). 
Scribe : *Abdu 's-Subhan. Writing throughout a tolerable Indian ta'liq. 
The following list of contents concludes the last colophon : 

j^ ^^ly ^'^ j^ a®^ J^l ca^-wwl ^JiJ^ <-pU^ dUsJ^ ^i ^ 
cX^^ O^^^^ e)V"^-? C^ «^i^*^^J u^l-^1 ^^ ^y ^Ij^ 

(\s£j i^:.A.^\ j\^ ^ jj^ d>Sy^ J «_j_*iLo 


Size 26 X 13. ff. 55 (ff. 1«, 18^»— 19a blank). H. 21. 
(Copied from BehaUek, pp. 108-9, No. 10.) 

i\Xy<\ (j^^^ J lsJ^^ jy^ J^ OJili^ '^J'^ L_->ljiS^ 

A volume containing : — 

1. A treatise on Falconry (ff. 16-176), especially the treatment of the 
diseases to which these birds are liable, comprising 52 chapters (of which 
the last ten appear to be missin.o:, this part of the MS. terminating 
abruptly). The contents are stated on ff. 2a-26. Begins : 

Jl (sic) fcs^^i ^l^i ^ J-J <5^^ ^v«^U^ ^ (^bJ* ^ Ju.=5* 

The author's name is unfortunately omitted after the words ^y e5<^^5 
but he states that he compiled the treatise by command of Firuz Shah 
in A.H. 608 (a.h. 1211-12; compare Ethe's Bodl. Pers. Cat., col. 1072-3), 
and divided it into 46 chapters (though, as above said, 52 are enumerated). 

2. The Dvwdn of Umid (ff. 18a-556), beginning: 


Mi'rza Muhammad Ridti, of Hamadan, afterwards Qizilbash Khan, 
poetically named Umid, died at DiMi in a.h. 1159 (a.d. 1746); see 
Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 711. 

Coarse Indian ta'liq, with many mistakes. Copied by Ghulam 
Muhammad Panjabi from " a defective MS." Dated Muharram 24, 
A.H.' 1281 (June 29, a.d. 1864). 



Size 24ixl5. ff. 42. 11. 21. 
{Copied from Behatsek, pp. 205-206, Nos. 61-62.) 

An Arabic treatise on Sufiism, entitled ^Aynu'l-^Um, beginning: 

It contains a Preface, twenty chapters, and a Conclusion ; the first 
treating of the two kinds of Knowledge, the last of Love and Conduct 
(-£j^L^))^ ^^.a^i^i). It may be the work of the same title noticed 
by Haji Khalifa (no. 8440), but the means of identification are wanting. 
I can find no mention of the author's name. 

Dated Ramadan 23, a.h. 1280 (March 3, a.d. 1864). Scribe : Sayyid 
Ibrahim al-Hashimi. Written in a clear but coarse nasta'liq. 


Size 24xl4|. ff. 40. ll. 21. 

Commentary on a treatise on the Nature, Unity, and Attributes of 
God, the character of Islam, &c., both in Arabic, and both anonymous 
and untitled ; beginning : 

^.♦-J U JotJ ^JasJI iSiiaij di3) A^\s^ (sic) y^js^\ ^^UJI JU 


Each citation from the text is, as usual, prefaced by tlie word <0^. 
The first begins : 

Coarse and ill-formed ta'liq, full of errors. No colophon, but written, 
no doubt, with the rest of these transcripts, about a.d. ISG4. 


Size26|xl3. ff. 20. 11.21. 

A poor copy of the Mardhu ^l-Ancdh^ one of the commonest and best 
known of Arabic grammars, by Ahmad b, 'All b. Mas*ud. See Kieu's 
Arab. Cat., p. 233, and Arab, Supplement, p. 616. 

Copied by Ghuhim Muhammad Panjiibi in a clumsy ta'liq, and com- 
pleted on Safar 1, a.h. 1281 (July 6, a.d. 1864). 


Size25ixl3. ff. 32. 11.21. 
{Copied from RehatseJc, p. 49, No. 8.) 

A Grammar of the Ottoman Turkish language, written in Arabic, and 
entitled apparently, as above, ash-Shudhvru''dh-Dhalmhiyya wa'l-Qita^uH- 
Ahmadiyya, It is dedicated to Mansur, the father of the author's pupil 
Sidi (Sayyidi) Ahmad, on whom are bestowed a number of high- 
sounding honorific titles, and begins : 

Jl ^LJJI y ^5UJlj djj)^ ^^LJ^I i^ji^ <^jj| isi] J^l 

The author enumerates (ff. 3a-3ft) a number of the Arabic, Turkish, 
Persian, and "Pahlawi" dictionaries which he used in making this com- 
pilation, some thirty, according to his statement, in number. Amongst 
them are the Aklitari Kahir, Mirqdt, Lughat-i-Ni^matu'lldh, Sihahu'l- 
^Ajam^ Sihdhu'l-Baydn, and finally IbnHayyan's ad-DurratuH-MudHyya 
ji U-Lugliati H-Turldyya. See Rieu, Cat. Arab. MSS., p. 693, no. mdxxiv. 
It concludes, after the grammar and vocabulary, with four or five pieces 
of prose composition in Arabic with interlinear Turkish translation. 

Large, clear naskh. Copied by Mulla 'Abdu 's-Subhan, and finished 
on Dhu'l-Hijja 20, a.ii. 1281 (May 16, a.d. 18G5). 




Size 26^x121. ff. 11. 11.15. 

^j^ i^^y. 

A small collection of the Urdu poems of Siraj, probably Siraja 'd-Din 
Husayni of Awrangabad, who flourished in the latter half of the twelfth 
century of the hiji'a (middle of the eighteenth century). See Sprenger's 
Oude Catalogue, pp. 148-9. 

Begins : 

.^ ^^j>^ y^^ (^ / ^y ^ C^^ 

Ugly but fairly legible ta*liq. No date or colophon, but quite modern. 
This copy does not seem to correspond exactly with Rehatsek, p. 144, 
no. 64, and I do not think it is copied from it. 


Size 26|xl3. ff. 72. 11. 21. 
[Cojnecl from Behatsek^ p. 139, No. 45.) 

The Diwiin of the Indian poet Wall, beginning : 

Copied at Surat in ah. 1280, and completed on the 27th of Dim U- 
Hijja in that year (June 3, a.d. 1864). 

( 163 ) 


l^The preceding portion of this Catalogue was printed offj and 
the work, as I believed, Jinished, when I received from the Librarian 
of the India Office a large bundle of fragments belonging in part 
to Sir William Jones's Collection, and in part, as it would appear, 
derived from other sourcef^. Of the^^e the more coherent are briefly 
described below ; while the remainder (consisting of the disjecta 
membra 0/ many various boohs, mostly mathematical and astro- 
nomical^ together tcith letters, petitions, and mere rubbish) are 
now tied up in one bundle, which such as have the requisite patience 
and leisure may, if they >so choose, examine."] 


W. 78. Size 15|x9. ff. 240. 11.13. 

^ ^^<^y^ *^^b' ^ ^^^Ui^ c-jy dJ^iiU ^UujI ^XvwX&» ^ tAi^jXu^ 

The Story of Prince Miizaffar b. AqU', &c, 

A Persian story-book, dealing with the adventures of the above and 
various other imaginary princes and warriors, and beginning, after the 
above title: 

Defective at end. Clear modern taMiq. ^ 


W. 81. Size 16x9. ff. 40. 11. 14. 

'LfJj ClT^^^^ J^ l-i>^^ LSy^ C>^^43 

Table of Contents of the Mathnawf of Jalalu 'd-Din Riimf. 

This table, presumably prepared for Sir W. Jones, contains simply 
the headings of the various stories and sections comprised in the six 


books of the Mathnawi. In the margin are various dates in the year 
A.D. 1790 indicating the reader's progress ; e.g. on f. 336, " thus far 
12 Aug. 1790." 

Clear ta'h'q, with rubrications. 


W. 103. Size 151x12. ff. 73. 11. 8. 

The Introduction to the Farhang-i-Jahangiri. 

The Muqaddama, or Introduction, of Jamalu 'd-Din Husayn Inju's 
well-known Persian Lexicon, the Farhang-i-Jahdngiri, described on the 
fly-leaf as the Duwdzda A^in or " Twelve Sections." See Rieu, Cat. 
Pers. MSS., pp. 496-7. 

Large, clear ta'liq. Not dated, but quite modern (late eighteenth 


W. 121. Size 15x9i. fE. 128. 11. 11. 

Risalatu '1-Mii*dyana (-Mu^ma). 

An anonymous Persian treatise on Cosmography and Astronomy, 
entitled on the cover by the first, and on f. 2a, 1. 8, by the second of 
the titles given above. It is divided into four Discourses (Maqdla), of 
which the first comprises two chapters ; the second, fourteen ; the third, 
twelve ; and the fourth, six : in all, thirty-four chapters. The contents 
of the four Maqdlas are thus described : 


J «:JliL. 

Begins : 


This treatise ends on f. 104a, and is followed by another treatise 
(tf. 10oi>-1286) on Astronomy, beginning: 

fjS^ ^l^w. hy^ JM-)' W^^1=U-I i-r^la^ ^\ij «^U£^ ^^ 

Clear ta*liq. Not dated. ^ 


W. 123. Size 19 X lOJ. ff. QQ. 11. 15. 

Two Treatises on Nativities. 

Two Persian treatises on Nativities, apparently by the same author, 
■who is called Abu '1-Khayr b. Muhammad al-Farsi in the first (f. la), 
and Abu l-Khayr Muhammad at-Taqi al-Farsi in the second (f. 206). 

The first treatise (ff. 1-18) begins : 
The second (flf. 20-66) begins : 

*y^y^ iS> cOL-^ vj^U*^ c5**>?^' <^^' "-^^^ ^>^^' ^\^ JxA^ ytA^ 

The date of the first treatise appears to read a.h. 1181 (a.d. 1767-8). 
The second, which is undated, is in the same handwriting, a fairly clear 
but rather negligent ta'liq. 


W. 128. Size 15^x7i if. 21. 11.11. 

Treatise on the Classification of the Sciences. 

A Persian treatise, by 'All Damin, on the Classification of the Sciences, 
beginning : 

^J^l^i J^*^^ 5J^x.s«» <_->L.==*l ^) cS'^^ O^-^' «-; ^>.^g^ <X^ 6i^J,9U» 

Dated a.h. 1202 (a.d. 1787-8). Fair ta'liq,. 


No. CCLXXII (= LXXX, p. 60 supra). 
W. 130. Size 18x 10. tf. 10. 11. 12. 

Treatise on Forms of Oaths used by the Hindoos. 

This treatise, composed in Persian, apparently by *Ali Ibrahim Khan, 
begins abruptly : 

Excellent ta'liq. Not dated. Apparently incomplete at end. This 
MS. has been already mentioned on p. 60 supra (No. LXXX), but as 
it could not be found when I took over Dr. Ross's work, I here add 
the brief description which he, no doubt, intended to insert at that point. 


W. 148. Size 14|x7|. £f. 72. 11.9. 

An Arabic work on the Fundamentals of Religion, entitled Nahaju 7- 
Miistarsliidin fi UsuU\l-Din, composed by an anonymous writer for his 
son Muhammad, beginning abruptly : 

J) Xw)^^i^) c^lkJl ^j^ J dl^l<3i J^J^iiJI <^jL^ <Ui 

Legible naskh, with rubrications, and many marginal notes in a 
minute hand. Not dated. Incomplete at end. 


W. 149. Size 16^ x 11|. ff. 311 (some missing). II. 17. 

Arabic- Persian- Turkish Lexicon explained in Persian. 

The fragmentary and tattered first volume (of two, as it would appear) 
of a large dictionary of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish vocables explained 
in Persian, containing, in its present state, about 311 leaves (some 
missing), defective both at beginning and end. The work is divided 
into chapters {Bah) and sections (FasI). The chajjters correspond with 


the lettc^rs of the alphabet, each chapter containing first the Arabic and 
then the Persian and Turkish words beginning with a certain letter. 
The sections within each chapter are arranged according to the final 
letter ; but in each chapter all the Arabic words precede the Persian 
and Turkish, so that in ch. i (the Bahu 'UAlif), for instance, the Arabic 
words beginning with alif and ending with alif would come first ; then 
those beginning with alif and ending with Id ; and so on, down to those 
beginning with alif and ending with yd. Then (still under the same 
chapter) follows the "foreign section" (<^a^' ^j*^^) ; but here the 
Turkish words follow the Persian section by section, so that, for instance, 
the Turkish words beginning with alif and ending with ddl immediately 
follow the Persian words beginning and ending like them. The fragment 
lacks about 10 leaves at the beginning and an unknown number at the 
end. It begins with section ^ of the Arabic words beginning with |, 
and ends with the Persian words beginning with ij^ and ending with j. 
The first word explained is the Arabic uUT ; the last, the Persian 
A^^yfJi^. All the explanations are in Persian. There is no clue to 
the authorship or title. 

Written in a clear, old-fashioned, and rather stilted naskh, the words 
explained being in a larger and bolder character, and the headings of 
sections and chapters in red. 


Size 16x7. ff. 44. 11. 9. 

^^w ^ Jy 

A copy of the Lawd'ih of Mulla Nuru 'd-Din 'Abdu 'r-Rahnian Jami. 
See Rieu, Cat. Pers. MSS., p. 44, &c. 

Dated a.h. 1203 (=a.d. 1788-9). Copied for Hajjf Shaykh Hasan 
Rida, whose seal (bearing the date a.h. 1193 = a.d. 1779) is impressed 
below the colophon. Good Persian ta'liq, with rubrications. 


Size 19x9. ff. 28. 11. 15. 

'^j^ J ^^^jj jj^^j ^^^^^' bJj 

Another copy of the Zura Bdstdn-i- Wakhshur Zardusht described on 


pp. 129-30 supra (No. CCXVII), followed by another Zjroastrian 
treatise (defective at the end), which begins : 

The ^wra Bdsfan occupies fP. 16-1 8a, and the other treatise ff. 206-29&, 
where it ends abruptly. 

Dated in the colophon on f. 18« Sha'ban 21, a.h. 1179 (= Feb. 2, 
A.D. 1766). Clear Indian ta'liq. Transcribed for the Dastur Kay-Ka'us. 


Size 161 X 9. If. 16 (IF. 41-56). 11. 15. 

Fragment of a Work on Mathematics and Surveying. 

Sixteen leaves (numbered 41-56) of a Persian work on Mathematics 
and Surveying, of which the first section contained in this fragment 
begins : 

The fragment contains numerous diagrams, and is incomplete at 
beginning and end. Legible ta'liq. No date or colophon. Hindi 
cyphers occur here and there in the margin. 


Size 14ix6|-. ff. 45. 11. 16. 

Fragment of a Treatise on Cosmography and Astronomy. 

An acephalous fragment of a Persian treatise on Cosmography and 
Astronomy, containing numerous diagrams. Only a leaf or two appear 
to be missing at the beginning, for the rubrication marking the head 
of the first discourse occurs in the third line of what is now f. la, as 
follows . 

^^j u=^- e)^ ^ ^j^ rb=^^ S^)^^ o^^ ;^ ^J^^ ^^ • • 

Slovenly Indian ta'liq, with numerous marginal annotations in the 
first part, and many coloured diagrams. Copied in Akbar-abad in 
A.H. 1058 (A.D. 1648) by a student named 'Abdu '1-Karim. 



Or. Gl. SizelSJxO. ff. 92. 11.11. 

Treatise on Cosmography and Astronomy. 

Another Persian treatise on Cosmography and Astronomy, entitled 
(f. 6a, \, 1) 'AjiVihu'l-Makhluqdt wa Ghnrd'ihu'l-Mawjnddty minutely 
subdivided (the table of contents fills tf. 6«-136), and beginning : 

This is the first portion (down to the end of Nazar ix) of the Persian 
translation of al-Qazwini's '■AJd'ibu H Makhluqdt described by Rieu, Cat. 
Pers. MSS., pp. 462-3. 

Coarse but clear Indian taMiq, with numerous diagrams and rubrica- 
tions. No date or colophon. It was presented to the Koyal Society by 
Major Pearse on Dec. 9, a.d. 1784. 


W. 147. Size 15ix8. ff. 130. 11.15. 

Two Arabic treatises on Arabic Grammar, viz. : — 

(i) The 'Awdmil of Abu Bakr b. 'Abdu '1-Qahir b. *Abdu 'r-Rahman 
oKJurjani (tf". 26-43«), with commentary, beginning: 

(ii) The Qatru'n-nadd wa hallu's-sadd (ff. 466-1 27«) of Abu * Abdi 'llah 
Muhammad b. Yusuf b. Hisham (d. a.h. 762), with commentary, beginning : 

A few glosses in Malay, together with other indications, appear to 
show that the MS. was transcribed in the Malay Peninsula. Clear but 
ill-formed and ungainly naskh ; texts in red, commentaries in black. 

( 171 ) 

By Dr. E. W. WEST 

On the PahlawiMS, (No, CGXXVIII) described at ^i, 139 supra. 

" The Iranian Pahlavi manuscript, labelled ' CCXXVIII. Traditions 
of Zaratusht in Pehlvi,' would be better described by the Persian words 
written on the label, which may be transliterated as Alrdnl Rivdyat-i 
Pahlavi^ * An Iranian Pahlavi Kivayat.' 

" In this Rivayat the 33 folios that still remain have been arranged 
by the binder as follows : 13, 8, 37-32, 62-38, reading from left to 
right; or 33 surviving folios altogether. The missing folios are 1-7, 
9-12, 14-31, 63-84, or 51 folios lost. 

*' Folio 8 relates the old legend of king Yim drinking wine with a 
demon, and then marrying his own sister Yimak ; thereby establishing 
the practice of next-of-kin marriage, which destroyed many demons and 
witches, with the approbation of Auharmazd. Folio 13 praises liberality. 
Folio 32 contains the latter two-thirds of the legend of Keresasp's soul ; 
the previous one-third of the legend having been lost with the preceding 
folio 31 ; but an English translation of the whole was published in the 
Sacred Books of the East, vol. xviii, pp. 373-381. The remaining folios 
also quote other legends and details of the Zoroastrian religion. 

*'Each of the traditions is introduced by one of the following 
phrases : Dena-c pecZak aegh, 'this, too, is declared, thus,' as in folios 
^a, line 7 ; 136, 1. 15 ; 38«, 1. 7 ; 39a, 1. 4 ; 39^, 1. 9 ; 40rt, 11. 9, 13, 17 ; 
41a, 1. 6 ; 42a, 1. 4 ; 43ft, 1. 15 ; 44a, 11. 9, 16 ; &c. Dena-c min deno 
peciak aegh, ' this, too, is declared by the religion, thus,* as in folios 
13a, 1. 8; 136, 1. 12; &c. Dena-^; min J.mstak pct^ak aegh, 'this, too, 
is declared by the Avesta, thus,' as in folios 13a, 1. 12; 136, 1. 5. 
Pct/ak aegh, ' it is declared that,' as in folio 42a, line 11. 

" This mode of introducing quotations is common in Pahlavi texts, 
and the sixth book of the Dinkav'cZ consists of more than 450 such 
quotations, each introduced by the words afshano dena-c angun dashto, 
aegh, ' and this, too, is considered by them, thus,' or by some similar 
phrase. But this similarity of quotation-formula is a fallacious guide 
for identifying this Pahlavi Rivayat with any portion of the sixth book 


of the Diuksird, because the Rivayat mentions king Yim and his sister 
Yimak in folio 8a, 11. 1, 3, 4, and elsewhere, but neither name occurs in 
the sixth book of the Dlnksird. 

" There is, however, a Pahlavi Rivayat which is usually found pre- 
ceding the DacZistan-i Dinik, and is evidently a comparatively modern 
descendant of this Iranian Pahlavi manuscript. A copy of this Pahlavi 
E-ivayat was made by Dr. E. W. West in Bombay, in 1875, from a 
modern MS. belonging to Dastiir Jamaspji Minociharji Jamasp-Asana ; 
and a comparison of the old Pahlavi Rivayat with this copy shows that 
the text is the same, with a few modern deviations in the copy, which 
have crept into the text in the course of repeated copying during some 
two or three centuries. 

" The special value of this imperfect MS. is that it came from Iran, 
and, so far as it survives, its text must lie closer to the original compila- 
tion than can be expected of any of the modern copies written in India. 
It probably arrived in India in 1818, and seems to have formerly 
belonged to Seth Dhanjibhai Fraiiiji Patel, the learned compiler of the 
first Pahlavi Grammar, published in 1855. (See Sacred Books of the 
East, vol. xviii. Introduction, p. xvii.)" — E. W. W. 

( 173 ) 


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21-23 , 4.5-;^/ <^^^3 ; «-^^> 
105, 39 , ^W ^UfcJj ^ UL-y. 

166, 49 , k3^ '^y^ 

136 X^'^vaw-graA) fiV^ e;^ 

117 X^itopadeslia) fj^^^^i.^^ 

90 ^{Hatha-Yoga) o»J^ ^^ 

62 ^i?Uei^ 

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55 , j^ey*>'> j^yfe 

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152 ,*^»;;^ ^^i-^ 

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( 181 ) 


An asterisk (*) prefixed to a name indicates an author, a dagger (t) 
a scribe, and a double line (||) a former owner of a manuscript 
comprised in this collection. The prefixes Abu (father of — ), Ibn 
(son of — ), and the definite article al- are ignored in the alpha- 
betical arrangement. 

'Abbas, Shah (a.h. 996- 

1037), 3 
'Abbas, Shah II (a.h. 

1052-1077), 147 
Abuzurjmihr, 136 
li'Abdu 'l-'Ali, Mulla , astro- 
nomer, of Kirman (a.h. 

1224), 88 
*'Abdu 'l-'Ali b. Muhammad b. 

Husayn Birjandi, Nizamu 

'd-Dm ,17 

*'Abdu '1-Haqq b. Say fu 'd-Dm 

ad-Dihlawi al-Bukhari, 2 
t'Abdu'l-Karim, 168 
*'Abdu '1-Latif b. Abi Talib-i- 

Nuri-i- Shush tari, 145 
t'Abdu 'llah al-Makki, Al-Hajj 

, 61, 64, 67, 69, 70, 71, 

*'Abdu'llah b. Hasan b. 'Ali al- 

Makki al-Husayni al-Jilani, 

*'Abdu 'llah Qutb b. Muhyi, 144 
'Abdu'Uah (sic, for 'Ubaydu 

'Hah) b. Ziyad, 141 

*'Abdu 'r-Eahim b. Ahmad Sur 

(a.h. 950), 96 
'Abdu 'r-Easul Istighna, 31 
*'Abdu 'r-Razzaq b. *Ali b. al- 

Husayn al-Lahiji, 147 
t'Abdu 's-Subhan, Mirza 

Beg b. Mirza 'Abdu 'r-Eah- 

man Beg, 157, 158, 159, 161 
*' Abdu '1-Wahhab b, Jalalu 'd- 

Di'n Muhammad al-Hama- 

dani, 81 
*'Abdu '1-Wahhab az-Zanjani, 

'Izzu 'd - Dm (t A.H. 

655), 124 
Adam 80 
*Adharbadh (Aturpadh, Azar- 

Ud), 82, 135 
*Adharpuzh)ih, 129, 130 
*Afdal-i-Kashi (fA.H. 707), 154 

Afrasiyab, 21 
*Ahmad b.'Ali b.Mas'ud, 98,161 
*Ahmad 'Arifi AQaki, Shaykh 


*Ahmad al-'Inayati, 71 
Ahmad, Sayyid , 6 



Ahmad Shdh, 7 

Ahmad, Sidi (Sayjidi) , 

t Ahmad Husayn, 157 
Akbar, The Emperor , 110, 

114, 116, 145 
'Alamgir, 2, 56 
**Ala'u '1-Munajjim al-Bukhari, 

*'Ala'u 'd-Dawla b. Mir Tahya 

Qazwmi, 151 
*'Ala'u 'd-Din 'All Abu '1-Hazm 

al-Qurashi, 125 
•All b. Abi Talib, 23, 70 
All. See Ddnishmand Khan 
*Abd 'All Abdal, 10 
**Alf b. 'Abdu'l-'Air (a.h. 940), 

*Abu 'All Ahmad b. Muhammad 

Miskawayhi (fA.H. 421), 82 

*'Ali Birjandi, Mulla , 17 

*'Ali Damin, 75, 165 

*'Ali Hazm, Shaykh , 146 

*'Ali * Ibrahim Kban, Chief 

Magistrate of Benares, 60 
*'Ali b. Mubariz Dilkban, 19 
*'Ali Naqi, 51 
*'Ali Eida, Mulla " Tajalla," 

49 * 
*'Ali Shah b. Muhammad al- 

Khwarazmi, 88 
*Abu 'All b. Sma, Shaykh , 

146. See also Avicenna 
Abd Aliniis, 127 
fAmm, 46, 68 

*Amin-i-Din Muhammad, 45 
*'Amr b. Kulthum, 68, 69, 72 
*Abii 'Amr ash-Shaybani, 72 
*'Antara, 68, 69, 72 

Aniishirwan, 130, 140 
*Anwari, Awhadu 'd-Di'n 

(fA.D. 592), 24, 25 

||Archdekin, James (a.d. 

1772), 6 

Arjuna, 158 
*'Arif, 89 

Aristotle, 135 

Arzii, Siraju 'd-Bin , 19 

*Asafi (fA.H. 923), 50 
*'AV, 119 
*Asir, 48 
*al-Asma'i, 72 
* Avicenna, 74, 125, 146 
*'Awfi, 53 

*Awhadi of Maragha (f a.h. 
738), 152 

Awrangzib, 8, 62, 83 

Ajkz., 157 

'Azizu'd-Dm 'Alain gir, 30 

Badman, 21 
*Badhil (Mirza Muhammad 

Eaff : fA.H. 1124), 107 
*Baha'i, 48, 49 
*Baha'u 'd - Dm Muhammad 

'Amili, Shaykh , 3, 49, 

*Baha'u 'd-Din Naqshbandf, 34 
*Baha'u 'd-Di'n Zuhayr, 71 
Bahman-i-Isfandiyar, 82 
*Bahman-i-Kay-Qubad, 129 
Bahram-i-Kishwar, 46 
Bahramshah, 140 
Bah shad the Bulghar, 46 
*Abu Bakr b. 'Abdu '1-Qahir b. 
'Abdu 'r-Eahman al - Jur- 
jani, 169 
^BaPami, Abu 'All Muhammad 

(fA.H. 386), 84 

*Abu'l-BaqaChishti, 113 
*Barahman, 158 
*Abu 'i-Barakat 'Abdu 'Hah b. 
Ahmad (fA.H. 710), 142 
Bar z 11, 21 



Basdewrakh, 158 

Bayazid Yildirim, Sultan 

(a.d. 1389-1402), 144 
^'Bhaskara A'charya, 116 

=*Bidil, Mirza (fA.H. 1133), 

48, 51, 159 
*Burhanu 'd-Dm 'Ali b. Abi 
Bakr al-Marghinani (fA.H. 
593), 62 
*Burhanu 'd-Dm Nafis b. * Iwad 

Kirmani, 125 
Buzurjmihr, 82, 130 

*Chandarbhan, poetically named 

Barahman, 151 
Cbarana Dasa, 89, 90 

*Dadar-i.Dadhuklit, 127 
*Danishmand Khan, Mirza Mu- 



(fA.H. 1122), 

*Dara Shikub, Prince , son 

of Shah Jahan (a.d. 1065), 
81, 115, 154 

*Dargah-qidi Khan Bahadur 
Salar Jang, Mu'tamanu 'd- 

Dawla, Nawwab (ch'C. 

A.H. 1150), 146 
Dawlatshah, 24 
Dhu '1-Qarnayn, 134 

*I)iya'u 'd-Dm Nakhshabi, 94 

Ellis, Mr. A. a. 
Euclid, 10 

*Abu'l-Facll b. Mubarak (fA.H. 

1011), 58, 110, 114 
*Fahmi', 71 
*Fakhru 'd-Dm Razi, 143 

=*Fani, Mnhsin , 51 

*Faqiru 'llah, 57 
Faramurz-i-Rustani, 107 

*Faridu 'd-Din Muhammad b. 
Ibrahim al-* Attar of Nfsha- 
pur (tA.H. 627), 28 
Ibnu 'l-Farid, 34 
*Farishta (Ferishta), 167 
||Farrukh-siyar(A.H. 1124-1131), 

Abu'1-Fath Mas'ud b. Arslan, 

Fatima, 23 

Abu '1-Fawaris Shah Shuja*, 
(A.H. 760-786), 91, 93 
*Faydi, 5, 116 
tFaydu'llah. 17 
*Fighani (fA.H. 922), 48, 50 

*Abu Firas, Amir , 71 

Firdawsi. See Abu *Z - Qdsim 

*Firuz, Mulla b. Ka'us, 

136, 156 
Firuz Shah, 159 
*Fitrat, 48 

Grayumarth, 85, 135 
" Ghoishky," 52 
*Grhanimat - i - Panjabi (ah. 

1096), 49 
Abu '1 - ahazi 'Abdu '1 - 'Aziz 

Bahadur Khan, 150 
fGhulam 'Abbas, 153 
*Ghulam Husayn b. Hidayat 

'Ah' Khan b. as-Sayyid 

'Alimu 'llah b. as-Sayyid 

Faydu 'llah at-Tabataba'i 

al-Hasani, 8 
fOhulam Muhammad Awrang- 

abadi, 145, 146 
fGrhulam Muhammad Panjabi, 

129, 152, i60, 161 
fGrhulam Muhammad, Shiykh 

, 151, 156 




1 1 G-ovin dram Bahadur, Raja , 

Gudarz, 21 
Gulandam, 45 

Gushtasp, King , 132 

Gushtasp -i-Bahman - i - Fara- 

murz, 134 




Hadrat 'All Khkn, 7 
*mkz, 48, 49, 52 
*Hafizu'd-Drn an-Nasafi (fA.H. 

710), 142 
*Ibn Abf Hajala, 66 
*Ibnu '1-Hdjib, 67, 108 
fHaqiqi, 11 
*al-Haritli, 68, 69, 72 
*Harkarn, son of Mathuradas 
Karabu Multani (fA.H. 
1032), 112 
Hariinu 'r-Easliid, 48 

Hasan (Imam ), 23 

*Abu'l-Hasan Ahmad of Bagh- 
dad, surnamed al-Quduri 
(q.v.), 61, 64 
Abu '1- Hasan al-Athram, 72 

*Hasan of Dihh', Khwaja , 48 

Abu'l-Hasan Gushyar al-Jili, 

Hasan Khan, 52 

II Hasan, Hajji Shaykh Rida 

(A.H.* 1193), 167 
*Haydar Quhcha-paz, 48 
*Hazin, Shaykh Muhammad *Ali 

(fA.H. 1180), 51 

Hippocrates, 135 
" Hossein ghan," 52 

Husayn (Imam ), 23, 51 

*Husayn b. 'AH al-Bayhaqi al- 

Kashifi (fA.H. 910), 13 
* Husayn Kashghari, 77 

Husayn Nishapuri, 150 
*Husayn Wa'iz al-Kashif i (fA.H. 

910), 54, 83 
*Husayni, Mir , 65 

Hushang, 82 

Ibrahim (the Patriarch), 129 ,- 
identified with Zoroaster 
(Zartusht), 130 

flbrahim al-Hashimi, Sayyid 

(A.H. 1280), 160 

'Imadu 'd-Bm Mahmud, 53 

*Imra'u'l-Qays, 68, 69, 72 

*'Inayatu 'llah Kanbu of La- 
hore, Shaykh (circ. 

A.H. 1082), 54, 111 

trraj-ji Suhnib-ji, Dastur , 


*'Iraqi, 40 

t'Irfan, 146 

flskandar, son of MulLi Gush- 
tasp (A.H. 1243), 134 

*Isma'ii b. Nizamu 'i-Mulk Abar- 

quhi, Qadi , 91 

'Izzu'd-Dm b. Arslan, 26 
'Izzu 'd-Din b. Mas'ud, 26 

*Ja*far-i-Sadiq, Imam , 3 

*Abu Ja'far Ahmad b. 'Ali al- 

Maqqari al-Bayhaqi (fA.H. 

544), 97 
*Abu. Ja'far Ahmad b. Isma'il 

an-Nahhas, 69 
*Ja'farak (fA.H. 544), 97 
*Jahangir, Shah (a.h. 1014- 

1037), 6, 18, 111 
*Jahyad-i-Mihraban, 127 
*Jalal Asir, Mi'rza (fA.H. 

1049), 51 

Mawlana (d. a.h. 628), 

29, 30, 82, 163 



*Jainalu 'd-Din Husayn Inju b. 

Fakhru'd-Din (a.h. 1030), 

18, 96, 164 
*Jamalu 'd-Din b. Matruh, 71 

Jamasp, 132, 135, 149. 
*Jami, Mawlana Nuru 'd-Din 

*Abdu 'r-Rahman (f 

A.H.898), 33,48, 67. 79,103, 

104, 152, 167 
Jamshid, 82 
*Jamshid b. Mas'ud b. Mahmud 

al-Kashi, known as Ghi- 

yath, 126 
*Jarir b. *Abdu '1-Masih al-Mu- 

talammis, 72 
Ibnu '1-Jarrum, 123 
Jesus, 80 
||Jones, Sir William , 1, 6, 


69, 70, 71, 72, 163 

*Kalim, Abu Talib (fA.H. 

1061), 48, 49,50 
*Kamal of Khujand (fA.H. 803), 

^Kamtar, 121 

Kamus, 21 
*Karimu 'd-Dasht Bay ad i, 99 
*Karim b. Nasir al-Hafiz al- 

Yamiu al-Hanati, 142 
*Ibn Kasbifu 'd-Din Muhammad 

(fA.H. 1075), 94 
'''Katibi, Muhammad 'Abdu 'llah 

of Nishaptir (fA.H. 

839), 32,46 

||Kay-Ka'us, Dastur , 168 

Kay-Khusraw, 21 
Kay-Qubad, 82 
*Khaki, 158 
^Khaqani, Afdalu 'd-Dm b. 'All 

Najjar (fl.H. 595), 100 
*Khayal (fA.H. 1173), 55 

♦Abu '1-Khayr b. Muhammad at- 

Taqi al-Farsi, 165 
*Khub Muhammad Chishti, 118, 

Khuda-parast, Dihqau 


*Khusraw, Amir , of Dihli 

(fA.H. 725), 30, 102, 140 
Khwishagi, 52 

Kishwar, King , 46 

*Kishan Singh, 59 
Krishna, 158 

*Labfd, 68, 69, 72 
*Lachhmi (Lakshmi) Narayan, 

Luqman, 84 

Lyall, Sir Charles , 68 

Mahmud, Sultan of Ghaz- 

na, 20, 66, 122, 157 
*Mahraud b. 'Abdu '1-Karim b. 
Yahya ash-Shabistari (f 
A.H. 720), 101 
*Mahmud al-Husayn al-Bukhari 

al-Qadiri, 143 
*Mahmud b. Muhammad at- 

Tabrizi, 117 
fMahmiid Ni'shapuri Nur- 

bakhshi, Shah , 43 

*Majdu 'd-Din Abii Tahir al- 
Firuzabadi (fA.H. 817), 66 
Majnun, 48 
Abu '1-Makarim Isma'il, Shay kh 


Malcolm, Sir John , 166 

*Ibn Malik (fA.H. 672), 67 
Man Singh, 56 
Mansur, 161 
IIMarzuban, 140 

*Ma*ruf b. Musa, Khwaja , 




Marwaniyan, 141 
Masihu 'd-D/n Abu 'l-Path, 44 
*Mas*ud b. 'Umar at-Taftazani 

(fA.H. 792), 124 
fMihraban, 140 
Mir Husayn Mu'ammd'i (fA.H, 
904), 150 

1 1 Morrison, Mr. , 6 

Moses, 80 

Mu'amma'i, Mir Husayn , 

*Mubad Abu Nasr (Nasir)-i- 
Surushyar, 127 
Mufaddal b. 'Umar, 3 
Muhammad (the Prophet), 2, 

Muhammad, 166 

*Muhammad, MuUa Qudsi 

(fA.H. 1056), 49 

t b. 'Abdu'r-Rahman as- 

Sama'i al-Asbahi, 67 

t *Abdu 'r-Razzaq (a.h. 

1280), 146 

* b. 'Abdu'llah Nishapuri 

(fA.H. 839), 32. See also 

* Afadu'd-Dm al-Husaynf, 

Sayyid , 3, 65 

* b. al-'Af if, 71 

* Akram, styled Ghanimat 

(c. A.H. 1100), 106 
fMuhammad 'All (a.h. 1280), 

* 'All Sd'ib (q.v., fA.H. 

1088), 45 

[? 'All] b. Mirza 'All 

Asghar, 108 

* 'All b. Abi Talib al-Jilanf, 

better known as Shaykh Ali 
Hazin (q.v.), 146 
* 'All b. Mufti Ghulam Mu- 
hammad Sadr, Al-Wali, 83 

fMuhammad *Ali ash-Shafi'i al- 

Kukani an - Naqshbandi 

(a.h. 1280), 150 
Amin, Shah (c. a.h. 

1130), 46 
*Ibn Amm, Abu '1-Hasan 

of Gulistana, 8 
* Ashraf 'All (a.h. 1106), 

* Taqi h. Husayn b. Jamalu- 

M-Dm Mazandaranf, 148 
* Taqi b. Muhammad Baqir, 

* b. Yahja b. *Ali al-Jilani 

jil-Lahiji an-Nurbakhshi, 

* b. Ya'qiib Firuzabadi 

(fA.H. 817), 66 

Wall, 3 

* b. Yusuf b. Hisham, Abii 

'Abdi'llah (A.H. 762), 

* b. Yusuf of Herat, 

Physician, 125 


Mubaraku 'Hah, Mirza — 
*Mu'inu 'd-Dm 'AH, 31. 


also Qdsiynu 'I- Anwar 
Mukhtar, 141 

*al-Muntazir, 'Ali Damin 

*Muqarrab Khan, 6 
*al-Mutanabbi, Abu 't-Tayyib 

Ahmad b. al-Husayn 

(fA.H. 354), 70, 71 
al-Mu'tasim bi 'llah (Caliph), 9 
Muzaffar Shah I (a.h. 799), 5 
Muzaffar Shah III (a.h. 1000), 

Nadir Shah (a.h. 1160), 7, 8, 
*Naf' i Chelebi, 71 



*an-Nahh}is (Abu Ja'far Ahmad 

b. Muhammad b. Isma'il: 

fA.H. 338), 68, 69 
Naji, Shajkh Ruknu 'd-Dm 

, 149 

*Najmu 'd-Din Abu Hafs 'Urnar 

b. Muhammad an-Nasafi 

(fA.H. 537), 64 
*Najmu 'd-Din Eazi (fA.H. 654), 

*Nami, Muhammad Ma'sum b. 

Sayyid Safa'i al-Husayni 

at-Tirmidhi (f circ. a.h. 

1015), 145 
*Nasihu 'd-Din al-Arrajani, 71 
*Nasimi, 71 
*Nasir 'All', 48 
*Nasiru 'd-Di'n Tusi (fA.H. 672), 

*Nasr-i-Farahi', Badru 'd - Dm 

, 99 

Nasru 'Hah b. Muhammad Kir- 

manf, 142 
*Naziri of Nishapur (fA.H. 1022), 

36, 47 
*Ni'mat Khan 'All, 47, 111 
*Ni'mat Khan. See DdnisJi- 

mand Khan. 
*Nizami, 26, 27, 28, 101 
*Nizamu 'd-Di'n Ahmad b. Mu- 
hammad Salih as-Siddiqi 

al-Husayni, 55 
*Nizamu 'd-Din Abu Muham- 
mad Ilyas b. Yusuf, 25. See 

tNizamu 'd-Din, Sayyid 

(a.h. 1280), 154 
*Nuru 'd-Dm 'Abdu 'r-Rahman 

Jami (fA.H. 898), 110. See 

*Nuru 'd-Dm Muhammad 'Awf i 

(circ. A.H. 625), 53 

*Nuru'd-Dm Muhammad Shi- 

razi, 93 
*Nura 'd-Din Muhammad Tur- 

shfzi, known as ?uhuri 

(fA.H. 1025), 105 
*Nuru 'llah, 119. 120 
Niishirwan, 82 

llPearse, Major 


Plato, 48, 135, 148 

Prichhat, Raja , 158 

Ptolemy, 135 
Pythagoras, 135 

Qadar Khan, 26 
*Qadr-zada-i-Rumi, Musa b. 

Muhammad (f circ. 

A.H. 840), 11 
*Qasimu'l- Anwar, Sayyid 

(fA.H. 837), 31, 48^ 
*Abu '1-Qasira Hasan (or Man- 

siir) Firdawsi of Tus (fA.H. 

411 or 416), 20, 21 
*al-Qazwini, 169 
*Qizilbash Khan (fA.H. 1159), 

160. See also Umid. 
*Qudsi (fA.H. 1056), 48, 49 
*al-Quduri, 61, 64 
*Qusta b. Luqa, 9 
Qutbu 'd-Dm Muhammad Abu 

'n-Nasr Shah 'A'lam Balia- 

durshah (a.h. 1119-1124), 6 
*Qutbu 'd-Di'n Shirazi (fA.H. 

710), 10 

■*^ar-Radi, ash-Sharif , 71 

Ranjit Singh, 86 
*Ras Baras(?), 56 

Abu Rayhan al-Bi'runi, 133 

Rehatsek, 128 
*Ri(la Danish, Mirza , 51 

Rustam, 21 



fEustam - i - Kay - Qubadh - i - 

K4'us, 138 
*Eawslian Damir, 57 

*Ibnu's-Sa'ati, 71 

*Sabiq, 51 

*Sa'du 'd-Din Taftazani (fA.H. 

792), 64 
*Sa*di' of ShMz, 48, 76, 121 
*Safi b. Muhammad al-Lahiji 

al-Jilf, 133 
*Saf 1 b. Nasiru 'd-Din, ^7 

*Sahib, Mirza , 158 

*Sa'ib, Mirza Muhammad *Ali 

(fA.H. 1088;, 48, 49, 

Sa'id Khan, 62 
*Salahu 'd-Din, 11 
t of Ahmadabad (a.h. 

1124). 95 
Sandal, 140 
Sanjar, Sultan (fA.H. 552), 

*Satidasa, son of Earn Bha'i, 

*Sa.ydi of Tihran (fA.H. 1069), 

•' Seid-ghan," 52 

^^Shabistari, Mahmud , 109 

*Shafiq (Lachhmi Narayan), 

*Shahi (tA.H. 857), 50 

Shah Jahan, 5, 56, 151 
*ash-Shahrazuri, 71 
*Shahriyar b. Bahman-yar Farsi, 

*Shahriyar b. Shahriyar, 91 
*Shamsu 'd-Din G-ilani Muham- 
mad Husayn, Hajji , 82 

*Shamsu 'd-Di'n Muhammad b. 

Ashraf as-Samarqandi (t 

circ. A.H. 600), 11 

*Shamsu 'd-Din Muhammad b. 
Muhammad ar-Eu'ayni al- 
Makki al-Maliki, called al- 
Hattab, 123 
Shapur (King), 127 
*Shapur (fA.H. 1020), 47 
*Sharaf u 'd-Dfn 'All Yazdi (f 

A.H. 858), 4 
*ash-Sharifu '1-Husayni, Mulla 

Sayyid , 124 

*ash- Sharif u '1-Jurjani, Sayyid 

(fA.H. 816), 1, 63,97 

*Shawkat (fA.H. 1107), 49 
*Shifa'i, 50 

*Abii Shuja' Ahmad b. Muham- 
mad Hasan b. Muhammad 
al-Isfahani, 123 
*Sikandar b. Muhammad 'Arab 
Manjhd b. Akbar, 5 
Ibn Simjur, 66 
*Siraj, 162 

Siraju 'd-Din Arzu, 19 
^=Siraju'd-Din Husayni of Aw- 

rangabad, 162 
*Siraju 'd-Din as-Sajawandi, 1 
fSiyawakhsh - i - U'rmazdyar - i - 
Irani, 131, 133, 134, 137, 
139, 149 
de Slane, 74 
Socrates, 135 
*Sukhdewrakh, 158 
Sukbdevaji, 89 
Sulayman b. Sard al-Khuza'i, 

Sulayman (the Safawi Shah : 
AH 1077-1105), 17 

*Tabari (the historian), 84, 133 
*at-Tabataba'i al-Hasanf, Ghu- 

1am Husayn , 8 

*Tahir Wahid Majdhnb, Mirza 




Tahmasp, Shah , 78 

Taju 'd-Din *Aminzada of Balkh, 

Taju 'd-Din Mufti al-Malaki, 

*Talib of Amul (f a.h. 1035), 50, 

*Abu Talib al-Husayni (a.h. 

1047), 5 
*Abu Tammam, 70 
Tana Sena, 56 
Tankhisha ''the Great," 90 
*Tarafa, 68, 69, 72 

*Tarzi, Mulla , 111 

*Tawakkul Beg, son of Tulak 

Beg, 110 
*Thabit b. Qurra al-Harratii, 9 
*Thana'i of Mashhad, Husayn 

, 151, 152 

Theodosius Tripolitanus, 9 

Timur, Amir , 4 

*Tughra of Mashhad (f circ. a.h. 

1078), 105, 112 
*Turab 'Ah' b. Shaja'at *Ali b. 
Mufti Muhammad Faqihu 
'd-Din b. Mufti Muhammad 
Dust, 92 

*Abu *Ubayd al-Jiizajani, 75 
*Abu 'Ubayda, 72 

*Ubayd-i-Zakani, 155 
'Ubaydu 'llah b. Ziyad, 141 
*Ulugh Beg b. Shahrukh b. 

Timur, Sultan (f a.h. 

853), 11, 16, 17 
*Umid, 159, 160 

*'Uifi of Shiraz (fA.H. 999), 36, 

43, 47, 48 
*al-*Utbi, 66 

Wahidu 'd-Din Muhammad, 24 
*Wahshi (fA.H. 992), 49, 51 
*WaH, 115, 162 
Waifs, the sage, 133 
*Waliyyu 'd-Dm Abu 'Abdi 'llah 
Muhammad b. *Abdu 'Hah 
al-Khatfb at-Tabrizi, 2 
Warghala, 155 
llWarren Hastings, 1 

*Yahya b. 'Abdu '1-Latff al-Hu- 

sayni al-Qazwini (fA.H. 962), 

*Yahyd at-Tabrizf, Khatib Abu 

Zakariyya (fA.H. 502), 

*Yaminu 'd-Din Abu '1-Hasan, 

better known as Attii'r Khus- 

raw (fA.H. 725), 30 
Ya'qub Qasrani, 14 
Yazdigird-i-Shahriyar, 85 
*Yi'isuf aada, 122 

*?ahiru 'd-Din Abu 'l-Mahamid 
Muhammad b. Mas'ud b. 
Zaki al-Ghaznawi, 14 

*^ahiru *d-Din al-Ghaznawf, 15 
Zaratusht, 108, 129 

*Zartusht -i- Bahram-i-Pazhdu, 
Zoroaster. 127, 128 

*Zuhayr, 68, 69, 72 

*?:uhiiri, 48, 49 



Z Gt. Brit. India Office. 

6621 Library 

G78PA Catalogue of two collections