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Unidentified religious treatise (risālah)

Unidentified religious treatise (risālah)

The incomplete fragment of a manuscript without a binding is a religious treatise with many Arabic excerpts and the commentary and text in Persian.. Manuscript. Persian and Arabic. Title devised by cataloger. S... more

Mas̲navī maʻnavī

Mas̲navī maʻnavī

Manuscript. Persian. Title from folio 2a. Probably written in Iran. Paper; cream-colored Middle Eastern slightly polished paper; black ink with rubrication; richly decorated title page, page following title pag... more

Dīvān

Dīvān

Poems of Ḥāfiẓ. Manuscript. Persian. Title and author from colophon. Written by Munʻim al-Dīn al-Awḥadī al-Ḥusaynī. Iran. Paper; buff color laid paper with no visible chain-lines or watermarks; elaborat... more

Unnamed Sufi treatise

Unnamed Sufi treatise

Untitled Sufi text on meditation containing both poetry and prose. Manuscript. Persian; colophon in Arabic. Title supplied by cataloger. Written by ʻAlī al-Ḥusaynī (calligrapher)--Colophon. Probably written ... more

Unidentified treatise on prosody by Maḥmūd ibn ʻUmar al-Najātī al-Nīsābūrī

Unidentified treatise on prosody by Maḥmūd ibn ʻUmar al-Najātī al-Nīsā...

Unnamed work on prosody by Maḥmūd ibn ʻUmar al-Najātī al-Nīsābūrī. Manuscript. Persian. Title from flyleaf: "ʻAruz̤-i Jāmī, 934." Flyleaf: "al-faqīr istiṣaḥḥahu Mīr Muḥammad ʻĀrif ibn-i Jamīl ... more

Kitāb-i Būstān-i Shaykh Saʼdī raḥimahu Allāh

Kitāb-i Būstān-i Shaykh Saʼdī raḥimahu Allāh

Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 2b. Written by Sulṭānmuḥammad al-Kātib. Probably written in Iran. Paper; thick, dark cream color laid paper with no visible chain lines or watermarks; elaborate unwan on... more

Kitāb-i Saḥr-i hilāl

Kitāb-i Saḥr-i hilāl

Manuscript. Persian. Scribe not indicated. Written in Iran. Paper; fine, beige paper; manuscript opens with a pair of gorgeous illuminated opening pages, separated by tissue; black ink; extremely fine black scr... more

Makhzan al-asrār ; Khulāṣat al-khamsah

Makhzan al-asrār ; Khulāṣat al-khamsah

Manuscript. Persian. Each work has separate title ; title of first work fol. 1b; title for second work, fol. 82a. Each section has different date: Makhzan al-asrār dated 28 Rajab 954 [9 September 1547]; second... more

ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt

ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt

Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 2a. Scribe not identified. Place of writing not determined; probably Iran or Turkey. Paper; light cream color laid paper with no visible chain lines or watermarks; elaborate... more

Timurnamah

Timurnamah

Persian manuscript of uncertain title or and author; does not appear to be the Timurnanah of Hātifī. Manuscript. Persian. Title from container. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably India or Iran. Paper; thi... more

Yūsuf va Zulaykhā

Yūsuf va Zulaykhā

Manuscript. Persian. Title supplied by cataloger. Scribe not identified. Written in Central Asia. Paper; lightly polished cream color laid paper with very faint horizontal chain lines on some pages and no visib... more

Gulistān

Gulistān

Manuscript. Persian; first 67 leaves have Turkish translation and there is a brief poem in Ottoman Turkish at end. Title based on comparison with printed editions of Saʻdī's Gulistān. Name of scribe not indic... more

Khamsah

Khamsah

Manuscript. Persian. Title supplied from container. Scribe not identified. Written in India? Paper; thin, lightly polished laid paper with vertical laid lines and no visible chain lines or watermarks; elaborate... more

Durrat al-tāj

Durrat al-tāj

Shiite prayer book; consists of prayers to be said on the visitation of Caliph ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib's tomb. Manuscript. Persian and Arabic. Title from folio 1a. Fol. 6a: Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Qulī. Probabl... more

Dīvān-i Shāhī

Dīvān-i Shāhī

Collected poems of Amīr Shāhī Sabzavarī. Manuscript. Persian. Title from folio 1b. Probably written in Iran. Paper: Middle-Eastern laid paper in various colors (including shades of cream, orange, tan, laven... more

Selections from Ḥāfiẓ by the calligrapher ʻAbd al-Rashīd al-Daylamī

Selections from Ḥāfiẓ by the calligrapher ʻAbd al-Rashīd al-Daylamī

Manuscript. Persian. Title supplied by cataloger. Colophon: ʻAbd al-Rashīd al-Daylamī. Written in India. Paper; thick, cream color oriental paper; black ink; decorated unwan on fol. 1b in blue and gold; six l... more

Ḥāfiẓ-i Shīrāzī

Ḥāfiẓ-i Shīrāzī

The poems of Ḥafiẓ. Manuscript. Persian. Title page lacking, title from bottom edge. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably copied in Iran. Paper: cream color laid paper of varying thickness; no visible chain... more

Subḥat al-abrār

Subḥat al-abrār

Manuscript. Persian. Title from unwan. Name of scribe not indicated. Written in Iran or India. Paper: cream color laid paper with no visible chain lines or watermarks; elaborate unwan and gold highlighting betw... more

Khāvarānʹnāmah

Khāvarānʹnāmah

Long poem on the Caliph ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib. Manuscript. Persian. [Source of title] [Statement of responsibility] Written in Iran or India. Paper; fine quality, cream-colored, thin, and polished; script is i... more

Tuḥfat al-salāt

Tuḥfat al-salāt

Treatise in eight chapters on ritual prayer. Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1b. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in Iran. Paper; thick, cream-color laid paper with vertical chain lines; no v... more

Collection of choicest poems

Collection of choicest poems

Incomplete collection of poems. Manuscript. Persian. Title from container. Name of scribe not indicated Written in Iran. Paper; dark cream-colored laid paper with no visible chain-lines or watermarks; text encl... more

Az̲ān-i ṣuḥb

Az̲ān-i ṣuḥb

Manuscript. Persian and Arabic. Caption title. Scribe not identified. Gift of A.A. Kachif, Nov. 20, 1930. Written in Iran. Paper; thick, polished light cream color paper with no watermarks; elaborate floral unw... more

Gulistān

Gulistān

Manuscript. Persian. Title determined by comparison with editions of Saʻdī's Gulistān. Written by ʻAbd al-Bārī Muḥammad Maḥmūd Lārī. Probably written in Iran. Date from colophon written in pencil in a ... more

Majmūʻ-i khānī

Majmūʻ-i khānī

Islamic law as practiced in India. Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Scribe is either Yaḥyá Ḥusaynī or, unidentified. Added colophon claims that the work was either Murtaẓá Khānī or by Sayyid ʻA... more

ʻArūz̤-i Mawlānā Jāmī ; Qāfiyah-ʼi Mawlānā Jāmī ; Anonymous treatise on astronomy

ʻArūz̤-i Mawlānā Jāmī ; Qāfiyah-ʼi Mawlānā Jāmī ; Anonymous treatise o...

Two works on prosody by the poet Jāmī, 1414-1492; and an incomplete, anonymous work on astronomy. Manuscript. Persian. Caption title. Title of third work supplied by cataloger. Written in Iran? Paper: thin, p... more

Ḥikāyat-i Sayf al-Mulūk va Badīʻ al-Jamāl

Ḥikāyat-i Sayf al-Mulūk va Badīʻ al-Jamāl

Tale of Sayf al-Mulūk and Badiʼʻ al-Jamāl, also recorded in an Arabic version in the Arabian Nights. Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Written by Badīʻ al-Dīn valad-i Kamāl al-Dīn ibn Rukn al-Dīn... more

al-Mujallad al-avval min kalām Mīr Khvand ʻalayhi al-raḥmah

al-Mujallad al-avval min kalām Mīr Khvand ʻalayhi al-raḥmah

Manuscript. Persian. Caption title. Scribe not identified. Probably written in India. Paper; thin, polished laid paper with horizontal laid lines and no visible chain lines or watermarks; both sections have alm... more

Īn kitāb-i Kanz-i daqāʼiq

Īn kitāb-i Kanz-i daqāʼiq

Persian translation of Nasafī's Kanz al-daqāʼiq. Manuscript. Persian. Caption title. Written by Jamāl Muḥammad valad-i Muḥammad Ashraf. Probably written in India. Paper; coarse cream color laid paper with ... more

Yūsuf va Zulaykhā min taṣnīf-i Ḥaz̤rat Mawlānā ʻAbd al-Raḥmān-i Jāmī

Yūsuf va Zulaykhā min taṣnīf-i Ḥaz̤rat Mawlānā ʻAbd al-Raḥmān-i Jāmī

Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Name of scribe not indicated. Written in India. Paper; dark cream-color unpolished, coarse laid paper with no visible chain-lines or watermarks; severely worm damaged; ... more

Pādishāhnāmah

Pādishāhnāmah

Contains a biography of Shāhjahān from his birth through the first 10 years of his reign by Qazvīnī. This work is followed by the second and third parts of Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Kambūh's ʻAmāl-i Ṣāliḥ's h... more

Kitāb-i Majālis al-muʼminīn

Kitāb-i Majālis al-muʼminīn

Manuscript. Persian. Caption title. Written by Ibn Murād al-Ḥusaynī Muḥammad Zamān. Probably written in Iran. Paper; unpolished, slightly yellowed cream color laid paper with horizontal laid lines and no v... more

Sūrat al-Qāf

Sūrat al-Qāf

Sūrat al-Ahqāf with interlinear Persian translation. Manuscript. Arabic and Persian. [Source of title] Scribe not identified. Written in India. Paper; cream or light beige color paper in very poor condition; ... more

Kitāb-i akhlāq-i muḥsinī

Kitāb-i akhlāq-i muḥsinī

Treatis on Islamic ethics and religious life. Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1a. Unexplained date at end of text: 843 / 1439 or 1440. Scribe not identified. Written in either India or Iran. Paper; cream-c... more

Inshaʼ-i Kamāl al-Dīn

Inshaʼ-i Kamāl al-Dīn

Treatise on the forms of letters on various subjects in all styles. Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1a in a different hand. Copied by Muhammad Fāḍil. Probably written in India. Paper; heavy cream-color l... more

Anvār-i Suhaylī

Anvār-i Suhaylī

Persian translation of Kalīlah va Dimna Manuscript. Persian. No title; identified on the basis of other manuscripts of the same work. Name of scribe not indicated. "George Gore, Sept. 23d, 1806"--Flyleaf. Writ... more

Essays on entertainment

Essays on entertainment

Illustrated erotic work. Manuscript. Persian. Title from paper label on spine. Scribe not identified. Written in Hyderabad, India. Paper; beige, rather stiff, heavy paper; the script is in black and red and the... more

Farhang-i Rashīdī

Farhang-i Rashīdī

Dictionary of the Persian language. Manuscript. Persian. Title from flyleaf. Author from accompanying material. Probably written in Iran. Paper; thin to medium thick cream color good quality laid paper with no ... more

Pandnāmah.

Pandnāmah.

Manuscript. Persian. Title based on comparison with printed edtions. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in Turkey. Papaer; light cream color lightly polished laid paper with horizontal chain lines a... more

Collection of Arabic religious and ascetic sayings and adages with Persian explanations.

Collection of Arabic religious and ascetic sayings and adages with Per...

Collection of Arabic religious and Sufi adages with Persian explanations following each adage. Manuscript. Persian and Arabic. Title devised by cataloger. Scribe not identified. Probably written in Iran. Paper;... more

Dīvān-i Rūḥī

Dīvān-i Rūḥī

Dīvān of a certain Rūhī, perhaps the divan poet Bağdatlı Ruhî (died 1605). Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1a. Written by "al-Jūrī". Probably written in Turkey. Paper; richly illustrated. Nastaʻliq... more

Incomplete collection of two Arabic works and two unidentified poems in Persian

Incomplete collection of two Arabic works and two unidentified poems i...

An incomplete compilation including an Arabic treatise on the sultanate and caliphate based on a hadith of Kaʻb al-Akhbār with an interlinear Persian translation, an Arabic treatise on the legal division of hu... more

Qaṣīdah

Qaṣīdah

Elegies for the Shīʻah imāms. Manuscript. Persian. Caption title. Scribe not identified. Possibly written in Iran. Paper; light cream color laid paper with faint vertical laid lines and no visible chain lines... more

Inshā-yi Khalīfah

Inshā-yi Khalīfah

Collection of the author's letters; widely used as a school text for teaching Persian letter-writing. Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Name of scribe: Written in India. Paper; coarse tan laid paper wit... more

Munājāt

Munājāt

Munājāt (Supplication) of ʻAli ibn Abī Ṭālib. Manuscript. Arabic and Persian. Caption title. Paper; moderately heavy cream colored paper; elaborately illuminated; text in gold (folio 1b and 2a) 2b to end b... more

Qajar cosmological talismanic work

Qajar cosmological talismanic work

Cosmological talismanic work with numerous illustrations, numerical tables and charms. Manuscript. Persian. Title devised by cataloger. Scribe not identified. Written in Iran. Paper; heavy but soft cream-colore... more

Gulistān

Gulistān

Fragmentary , highly decorated and illuminated copy of Saʻdī's Gulistān Manuscript. Persian Title from container. Scribe not identified. Probably written in Central Asia. Paper; heavy cream color laid paper l... more

Risālah-i Firdawsīyah

Risālah-i Firdawsīyah

Anonymous miscellany in prose and poetry dealing with spring, education, medical matters, trades, military matters and finally a lengthy section in praise of an unnamed individual. Manuscript. Persian. Caption ... more

Hāz̲ihi al-nuskhah musammá Hasht bihisht min taṣnīf-i Amīr Khusraw quddisa sirruh

Hāz̲ihi al-nuskhah musammá Hasht bihisht min taṣnīf-i Amīr Khusraw qud...

Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1a. Ghulām Nabī walad Miyān ʻAbd al-Ghafūr. Copied in Pir Ramzan Ghazi neighborhood, Multan, Pakistan. Paper: glossy laid paper of varying thickness with no visible chai... more

Akhlāq-i Nāṣirī

Akhlāq-i Nāṣirī

Ethical work by Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī. Manuscript. Persian. Title from spine label. Name of scribe not indicated. Written in Iran. Paper; cream-color polished laid paper with no visible chain-lines or wate... more

Qurʼān

Qurʼān

Manuscript. Arabic and Persian. Title supplied by cataloger. Written by Aḥmad al-Nayrīzī. Written in Iran. Paper; thin, cream color polished paper with no watermarks; elaborate floral unwan in gold, black, b... more

Incomplete treatise on Shīʻah apologetics and the imams

Incomplete treatise on Shīʻah apologetics and the imams

Manuscript. Persian with passages in Arabic. Title supplied by cataloger. Scribe not identified. Place of writing not determined. Paper; cream color laid paper with horizontal chain lines and watermark of a cro... more

Sikandarnānah min taṣnīf-i Mawlawī Niẓāmī,

Sikandarnānah min taṣnīf-i Mawlawī Niẓāmī,

Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in India. Paper; coarse light brown laid paper with no visible chain lines or watermarks; black ink with section headings... more

Kullīyāt-i Ḥāfiẓ

Kullīyāt-i Ḥāfiẓ

The poems of Ḥāfiẓ with an anonymous Ottoman Turkish translation and partial commentary. Manuscript. Persian and Turkish (Arabic script). Title from fol. 1b, first section. Name of scribe not indicated. Writ... more

Waqiat-i-Nadiri (History of Nadir Shah)

Waqiat-i-Nadiri (History of Nadir Shah)

Historical study of Iran and Afghanistan during the reign of Nādir Shāh, 1688-1747. Manuscript. Persian. Title from frontispiece. "The manuscript WAQA-I-NADIRI contains memoirs of Nadir Shah compiled by Moham... more

Sharḥ-i Jām-i jahān numā

Sharḥ-i Jām-i jahān numā

Book of historical and other anecdotes, beginning with anecdotes about nature. Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Written by Sayyid Raḥim ʻAlī and Shaykh Walī Muḥammad ibn Manṣūr. Date from colopho... more

Tārīkh-i Nādirī

Tārīkh-i Nādirī

Manuscript is incomplete; text breaks off abruptly at second word of line 5, leaf 257a. Manuscript. Persian Title from frontispiece. Former owner's bookplate pasted inside front cover, "Thomas Munro, 23." Place... more

Majālis al-muʼminīn

Majālis al-muʼminīn

Manuscript. Persian Title from fol. 2a. Scribe not identified. Written in Iran? Paper; unpolished cream color paper with not visible watermarks; text of fol. 1b-3a enclosed in ruled border of blue and gold, res... more

Nuskhah--i Tavārīkh-i Sind

Nuskhah--i Tavārīkh-i Sind

Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1a. Written by Muḥammad Tahsīn. Fol. 1a has name of former owner David Anderson. Written in India. Paper; thin, cream color laid paper with horizontal chain lines and no v... more

Persian calligraphy studies.

Persian calligraphy studies.

Manuscript. Persian Title from container. Written by Salmān Bint ʻAlī Pāshā. Place of writing not determined. Paper; heavy, reinforced laid paper with vertical chain lines and no visible watermarks; section... more

Ṭūṭīʹnāmah

Ṭūṭīʹnāmah

Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in India. Paper; cream-color laid paper of varying thickness, with no visible chain-lines or watermarks; black ink with r... more

Kitāb-i qiṣṣah-ʼi Kāmʹrūp

Kitāb-i qiṣṣah-ʼi Kāmʹrūp

Manuscript. Persian Caption title. Name of scribe not indicated; perhaps written by Captain William Franklin. Written in India. Paper; think, polished, cream-color laid paper; no visible chain lines or watermar... more

Qarābādīn-i Maʻṣūmī

Qarābādīn-i Maʻṣūmī

Treatise on medicine and medicinal plants. Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1b. Name of scribe not indicated Probably written in India. Paper; cream-color Indian paper; black ink with rubrication; numerous ... more

Kitāb-i kullīyāt-i Shaykh Saʻdī ʻalayhi al-raḥmah

Kitāb-i kullīyāt-i Shaykh Saʻdī ʻalayhi al-raḥmah

Complete works of the poet Saʻdi. Manuscript. Persian. Caption title. Name of scribe not indicated. Written in Iran. Paper; light cream-color, bleached and polished laid paper with no visible chain-lines or wat... more

Bahāristān-i Jāmī

Bahāristān-i Jāmī

Collection of memorable sayings, witticisms, anecdotes, etc., in prose and poetry in 8 books; concerning (book 1) Sufis and saints, 2) sayings of the philosophers, 3) justice of kings, 4) generosity, 5) love, 6... more

Ātashkadah

Ātashkadah

Biographical dictionary of Persian poets with extensive excerpts from their works. Manuscript. Persian Title supplied by cataloger. Scribe not indicated. Date on lower left corner of fol. 240b: "1210". Probably... more

Bustān-i Saʻdī

Bustān-i Saʻdī

Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1a. Scribe not identified. Possibly written in India. Date on fol. 1a; manuscript may be older. Paper; medium cream color paper with no visible watermarks; fol. 1b has flora... more

Gūlistān, taṣnīf-i Ḥaz̤rat Shaykh Saʻdī Shīrāzī

Gūlistān, taṣnīf-i Ḥaz̤rat Shaykh Saʻdī Shīrāzī

Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in India. Paper: thick cream color Indian paper; no borders; black ink with rubrication; catchwords on rectos. Nastaʻliq;... more

Majmuʻah, or, Collection

Majmuʻah, or, Collection

A scholar's collection of bits of text, mostly in Persian with some Arabic, accompanied by extensive comments. Manuscript. Persian and Arabic. Title supplied by cataloger. Scribe/owner not identified. Written i... more

Shāh Jihān

Shāh Jihān

Biography of the Mogul Emperor Shahjahan. Manuscript. Persian. Title from container; label and pencilled information in manuscript erroneously identifies the work as the Shāhnāmah of Firdawsī. Name of scribe... more

Kitāb-i Gulistān

Kitāb-i Gulistān

Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in India. Paper: coarse brownish poorly laid paper with no visible chain lines or watermarks; paper in poor condition and... more

Unidentified collection of poems

Unidentified collection of poems

Collection of poems by Ḥāfiẓ and poems based on lines of his poetry. Manuscript. Persian. Title devised by cataloger. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in India. Label on container incorrectly i... more

Iskandarnāmah

Iskandarnāmah

Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Name of scribe not indicated. Written in India. Papaer; thick unpolished Indian paper; some pages colored pink; text within ruled border of three fine lines in black an... more

Poems of Ḥāfiẓ

Poems of Ḥāfiẓ

The poetical works of Ḥāfiẓ. Manuscript. Persian. Title supplied by cataloger. Text is incomplete and breaks off at fol. 160b. Name of scribe/scribes not indicated. Probably written in Central Asia. Paper; t... more

Maṭlaʻ al-saʻdayn

Maṭlaʻ al-saʻdayn

The first volume of a two volume work which in all covers 170 years. The first volume covers the years from the birth of the last Mongol ruler of Persia Abū Saʻīd (704/1304/5) until the death of Abū S aʻīd,... more

Unidentified Qajar-era poetry anthology

Unidentified Qajar-era poetry anthology

Fragmentary collection of poems and selections from poems. Manuscript. Persian. Title devised by cataloger. Scribe not identified. Written in Iran. Paper; Nastaʻliq and shikastah. [Collation] Library of Congres... more

Risālah fī al-tajwīd bi-al-lughah al-Fārisīyah li-Muḥammad al-Bāqir

Risālah fī al-tajwīd bi-al-lughah al-Fārisīyah li-Muḥammad al-Bāqir

Treatise on the art of reciting the Qurʼan. Manuscript. Persian. Binder's title. Author's name on fol. 1a: Muḥammad al-Bāqir ibn al-Ḥājj Muḥammad al-Wāʻiẓ Asmāʼī. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collecti... more

ʻAlāmgīrnāmah

ʻAlāmgīrnāmah

History of the first ten years ofAurangzeb. Manuscript. Persian. Title from 1a. Name of scribe not indicated. Name of former owner, "A.G. Ellis 19.5.27" on frontispiece. Written in India. Paper; varying cream t... more

Chahār Injil-i Muqaddas

Chahār Injil-i Muqaddas

Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon; each Gospel has separate caption title in red ink. Scribe not identified. Place of writing not determined; perhaps Iran. Paper; cream color, commercial laid paper with ... more

Jild-i avval Siyar al-mutaʼakhkhirīn, taṣnīf-i Sayyid Ghulām Ḥusayn Khān ibn-i Sayyid Hidāyatʹʻalīkhān Ṭabāṭabāī Ḥusaynī

Jild-i avval Siyar al-mutaʼakhkhirīn, taṣnīf-i Sayyid Ghulām Ḥusayn Kh...

History of India in the 18th century. Manuscript. Persian. Title from flyleaf. Scribe not indicated. India. Paper; cream-color Indian paper; black ink, some rubrication; text enclosed within border of two thin ... more

Dīvān-i Khvājah

Dīvān-i Khvājah

Poems of Ḥāfiẓ. Manuscript. Persian. Title from label on spine. Written by Muḥammad Riz̤ā ibn-i ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz. Written in Iran. Paper: white, polished, Termeh laid paper; no visible chain-lines; text in b... more

Skander-Namah

Skander-Namah

Legend of Alexander the Great in verse. Manuscript. Persian. Pasted label on cover: Bhajan Lal Mss Dealer & Bookseller: title: Skandar-Nameh ... ; where from obtained: Amritsar; when written: 1217 Hijri. Name o... more

Kitāb-i akhlāq al-muḥsinī

Kitāb-i akhlāq al-muḥsinī

Text on fundamentals of Islamic ethics. Manuscript. Persian. Title and date from colophon. Scribe's name in colophon: Muḥammad Gaws̲. Bookplate of former owner, Thomas Munro, page 2 of cover. Probably written ... more

Risālah dar faqah

Risālah dar faqah

Treatise on poverty. Manuscript. Persian. Title from container. Copied by Sayyid Rawshan ʻAlī? Written in India. Paper: cream color unpolished paper; black ink with rubrication; severly worm-eaten with some lo... more

Hāz̲ā duʻā-yi ṣanamay-i Quraysh az Mawlānā Amīr al-Muʼminīn

Hāz̲ā duʻā-yi ṣanamay-i Quraysh az Mawlānā Amīr al-Muʼminīn

Text of the Shīʻah prayer of ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib titled Duʻa-yi ṣanam-i Quraysh together with an interlinear Persian translation. Manuscript. Arabic and Persian. Caption title, folio 1b. "Katabahu Abū al-... more

Nuskhah-i Divān-i Hilālī

Nuskhah-i Divān-i Hilālī

The poems of Badr al-Dīn al-Hilālī with an introduction. Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Name of scribe not indicated. Possibly written in Horasan or Afghanistan. Paper; coarse cream-color laid pap... more

Insha-ʼi ʻajūbīyah

Insha-ʼi ʻajūbīyah

Guide to writing both official and private correspondence. Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Pasted label on page 1 of cover: Bhajan Lal Mss Dealer & Bookseller, Gali Tokrian, Katra Safaid, Amritsar." W... more

Mas̲navī

Mas̲navī

Manuscript. Persian. Marginalia dated 1827. Title from final section (daftar 7). Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in India. Paper; (main section) light cream color unpolished laid paper; no visibl... more

Hāz̲ā kitāb-i Gulistān

Hāz̲ā kitāb-i Gulistān

Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1a. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in India. Paper; cream-color, unpolished laid-paper; with horizontal chain lines and no visible watermarks; manuscript app... more

Daftar-i avval-i Ṭibb-i akbarī

Daftar-i avval-i Ṭibb-i akbarī

Based on the Arabic treatise Sharḥ al-asbāb by Nafīs ibn ʻIwaḍ (-approximately 1449); covers the symptoms and treatment of diseases specific to particular parts and general diseases. Manuscript. Persian. Ca... more

Iʻtiqādnāmah

Iʻtiqādnāmah

Statement of Shiite creed in Persian. Manuscript. Persian. Caption title. Label on page 3 of cover: "Class 895 no. 202, Amherst College Library, 8706, presented by J.L. Merrick; withdrawn 11/21/27." Name of scr... more

Three treatises on Persian letter-writing and composition

Three treatises on Persian letter-writing and composition

Three works on Persian letter-writing and composition. Manuscript. Persian. Title devised by cataloger. Scribes not identified. Written in India. Paper; 1st work is on cream-color Indian paper; remaining 2 work... more

al-Muʻjam fī ās̲ār mulūk al-ʻajam

al-Muʻjam fī ās̲ār mulūk al-ʻajam

Treatise on the deeds of the Persian kings. Manuscript. Persian. Title from container; based on comparison with other printings of the same work. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in Iran or India.... more

Shiʻah prayer manual, 19th century

Shiʻah prayer manual, 19th century

Shīʻah prayer book with brief passages in Arabic followed by a Persian translation and brief commentary. Manuscript. Persian and Arabic. Title from container. Name of scribe not indicated. Written in Iran. Pap... more

Tāj al-Maṣādir

Tāj al-Maṣādir

Persian dictionary of Arabic particles. Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 2a and colophon. Name of scribe not indicated. Probably written in India. Paper; thin, light tan laid paper with no visible chain lin... more

Dīvān-i silsilah va al-z̲ahab min ashʻār

Dīvān-i silsilah va al-z̲ahab min ashʻār

Manuscript. Persian. Title from folio 1b. Title and author statement on facing pages. Probably copied in Iran. Paper; cream-colored, Middle Eastern laid paper with no chain lines; black ink, section headings in... more

Tuḥfat al-muʼminīn

Tuḥfat al-muʼminīn

Work on materia medica dedicated to the Safavid Shāh Sulaymān. Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 2a. Scribe not identified. Written in India. Paper; tan color laid paper with no visible chain lines or wate... more

Excerpts from classical Persian poetry

Excerpts from classical Persian poetry

Selection of poems from classical Persian poets. Manuscript. Persian. Title from container. Scribe not identified. Written in Iran. Paper; very thin, polished white laid paper with no visible chain lines or wat... more

Īn mujallad-i suvvum ast az Kitāb-i ḥayāt al-qulūb tālīf khādim-i akhbār aʼimmah-ʼi aṭhār Muḥammad Bāqir ibn-i Muḥammad Taqī ..

Īn mujallad-i suvvum ast az Kitāb-i ḥayāt al-qulūb tālīf khādim-i akhb...

Biographies of Pre-Islamic prophets, Qurʼanic prophets and Shiite Imams. Manuscript. Persian Title from 1b. Scribe's name in colophon: Safar Najmī[?]. Place of writing not recorded Former owner's name, J. L. M... more

Bāb-i haftum dar imāmat

Bāb-i haftum dar imāmat

Summary of Shīʻah doctrine and the Imamate. Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1b, and comparison with a lithograph of a complete copy of Tuḥfah-ʹi Is̲nā ʻAsharīyah Name of scribe not indicated. Probably ... more

Anthology of 3 Persian texts, primarily on the Mughal Empire.

Anthology of 3 Persian texts, primarily on the Mughal Empire.

Manuscript. Persian. Title supplied by cataloger. Scribes not identified. Written in India. Paper; coarse, cream color laid paper with no visible chain lines or watermarks; black ink with rubrication on some te... more