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Baillie, John Baillie, of Leys, 1835-1890 (donor of the Oriental Manuscripts Collection)

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Biography

John B. Baillie of Leys bequeathed 165 Arabic and Persian manuscripts - the collection of John Baillie, his grandfather - to the University Library in 1876.

Found in 167 Collections and/or Records:

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کلّیات سعدی Kulliyyāt-i Sa'dī, 964 A.H., 1556 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 104
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A magnificent copy of the complete collected works of pre-eminently the most popular of Persian poets Sa'dī of Shiraz.

Dates: 964 A.H.; 1556 C.E.

کلّیات عرفی Kulliyyāt-i 'Urfī, 1065 A.H., 1655 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 107
Scope and Contents The collected works of the celebrated poet Sayyid Muḥammad Jamāl al-Dīn " 'Urfī " Shīrāzī, who came to India, 994 A.H. (1586 C.E.), first proceeded to the Deccan, where he soon entered into the service of Ḥakīm Masīḥ al-Dīn Abū al-Fatḥ Jīlānī, but subsequently, on the death of his patron, 997 A.H. (1589 C.E.), he went to seek his fortune at Agra. Here he soon rose in the favour of the Khān-i Khānān, Mīrzā 'Abd al-Raḥīm (the son of Bayram Khān, who had been Akbar's regent), who had translated...
Dates: 1065 A.H.; 1655 C.E.

مثنوی نعمت خان عالی Mas̲navī Ni'mat Khān-i 'Alī, undated copy (original text composed 17th-18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 109
Scope and Contents A collection of short stories of a mystical and didactic character, written in verse in the mas̲navī form by the same Ni'mat Khān-i 'Alī. Also known as Mīrzā Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad, the poet was descended from a Persian family of physicians in Dehli. He was Comptroller of the Royal Kitchen, and received the title of Ni'mat Khān from the same Emperor 'Alamgīr and near the end of the reign, on account of his constant attendance upon that monarch, he received the...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 17th-18th cent. C.E.)

مجنون لیلی العامریه Majnūn Laylá al-'Āmiriyyah, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 57
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A much celebrated love story, it is in prose, probably written by Ḥabīb b. Rabboh; the numerous verses with which the composition is interspersed are attributed to Majnūn himself (as the story's eponymous hero is named after having fallen in love with Laylá).

Dates: undated

مختلف الشیعه في احکام الشریعه Mukhtalif al-Shī'ah fī aḥkām al-sharī'ah, 958 A.H., 1551 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 13
Scope and Contents

Sections of an important digest on Shi'i law by the celebrated al-'Allāmah, Jamāl al-Dīn Abū Manṣūr al-Ḥasan b. Yūsuf b. 'Alī b. al-Muṭahhar al-Ḥillī (d. aged 78, 726 A.H., 1325 C.E.).


The present incomplete copy consists of divisions 3 and 4 of the work, and is divided into six books. The topics treated among them include commerce, debts, trusts and deposits, rent, gifts, and marriage.

Dates: 958 A.H.; 1551 C.E.

مختلف الشیعه في احکام الشریعه Mukhtalif al Shī'ah fī aḥkām al-sharī'ah, 1087 A.H., 1676 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 14
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Sections of an important digest on Shi'i law by the celebrated al-'Allāmah, Jamāl al-Dīn Abū Manṣūr al-Ḥasan b. Yūsuf b. 'Alī b. al-Muṭahhar al-Ḥillī (d. aged 78, 726 A.H., 1325 C.E.).

Dates: 1087 A.H.; 1676 C.E.

مخروطاط ابلونیوس Makhrūṭāṭ Iblawniyūs, early 12th cent. A.H. at latest, early 18th cent. C.E. at latest

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Identifier: Or Ms 28
Scope and Contents The treatise on conic sections by Apollonius of Perga, who was born in the reign of Ptolemy Euergetes, and died during that of Ptolemy Philopater, who ruled 222-205 B.C. It is stated on fol. 52b that Apollonius dedicated the first three books of his conic sections to Eudemus. The treatise was originally in eight books, of which only the first four were known in Europe. About the middle of the seventeenth century the next three books were translated from an Arabic MS. dated 1250 C.E. The...
Dates: early 12th cent. A.H. at latest; early 18th cent. C.E. at latest

مخزن الاسرار Makhzan al-Asrār, undated copy (original text composed 12th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 102
Scope and Contents An allegorical Sufī mas̲navī by the famous Shaykh Jamal al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyas b. Mu'ayyad Niẓām al-Dīn, "Niẓāmī" of Ganjah, who was born at Qum, 535 A.H. (1140 C.E.), and probably died 599 A.H. (1203 C.E.), though the dates of his death are variously described, 576-607 A.H. (1180-1210 C.E.). It is divided into twenty maqalahs (chapters), and illustrated by means of short instructive anecdotes. Various manuscripts of this poem bear different...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 12th cent. C.E.)

مسیر طالبی Masīr-i Ṭālibī, [1219 A.H.], [1804 C.E.]

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Identifier: Or Ms 90
Scope and Contents An account of the travels in Europe, 1213-1218 A.H. (1798-1803 C.E.), of Mīrzā Abū Ṭalib Khān b. Hājjī Muḥammad Beg Khān Hindī Isfahānī (d. 1220 or 1221 A.H., 1805-1806 C.E.) written by himself. The author, who was a Turk by descent, was born and brought up at Lucknow. Mukhtar al-Dawlah, the Prime Minister of Nawwāb Āṣif al-Dawlah, had appointed him 'Amal-dār of Etāwah and several other districts, but after the death of his patron he was superseded in his military command and pensioned....
Dates: [1219 A.H.]; [1804 C.E.]
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معراج التوحید Mi'rāj al-Tawḥīd, 1222 A.H., 1807 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 93
Scope and Contents A treatise in verse on the knowledge of the stars with a commentary upon the same in prose, by Mīrzā Abū Ṭalib Khān b. Ḥājjī Muḥammad Beg Khān Hindī Isfahānī (d. 1220 or 1221 A.H., 1805-1806 C.E.) The author in the introduction states that he was requested on his return from Europe by a friend to write his latest observations in the science of astronomy; the present treatise was accordingly compiled after a labour of two months in 1219 A.H. (1804 C.E.), and dedicated to Abū al-Fatḥ Sulṭān...
Dates: 1222 A.H.; 1807 C.E.