Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 649 (S.7.17)
Title: Kitab Kalilah Wa Dimnah. (Part I.)
Date of Creation: Between 1758 and 1759
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Abu'l Fazl, Kitab Kalilah Wa Dimnah. (Part I.)
Abu'l Fazl's Persian Translation of the Book of Kalilah and Dimnah, or Fables of Pilpay:
Begins: [Persian characters]
Remarks: This MS. is imperfect, ff. 137-144 are wanting. It was written 1172 A.H. for the Mogul Emperor Almangir II. (1167-73 A.H., 1754-9 A.D.). Cf. T.2.9.
For another copy, see Brit. Mus. Cat. p. 745a, and Vienna Cat. vol. iii. p. 286.
The last leaf of the fifth quire from the end is lost.
The verso of the first folio has the title Kalilah and Dimnah or 'Iyari Danish. This translation was finished in the year 1591. It is a modernization of the Anvar Suhaili of Husain Va'iz, made about 1400
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 10 3/8 x 6 (the last four quires 10 5/8 x 6 3/4), ff. 312, written in Nestalik, in single cols. of 15 lines, each 7 3/8 x 3. (1172 A.H., 1758-9 A.D.)
Binding: Millboards, half-bound morocco, cloth sides
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Persian
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 523.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Abu al-Fazl
author: Husayn Va'iz
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