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Islamic manuscripts: Catalogues

The Islamic manuscripts fall into three groups: Arabic, Persian and Turkish. The Arabic manuscripts, some thirty-three codices, are mostly Qurans and tracts on Sufism and Shi’ite sects. In addition, there is a collection of over two hundred pieces of Arab

Islamic Manuscripts Catalogues held at the Islamic Studies Library

Persian Manuscripts

McGill Catalogue: Persian Manuscripts

The links below reflect only those Persian Manuscripts included in McGill University's catalogue. The Persian Manuscripts are held at the Rare Books and Special Collections department in the McLennan Library, with the exception of the Osler collection which are held at the Osler Library.

For finding McGill's manuscript, rare books or lithographs collection via WorldCat Discovery following these steps:

Other Class Number (ot).

For finding rare books and special collections, particularly if the item has been digitized it is best to search using the call number (most often an accession number for RBSC [formerly RBD]) with the index Other Class Number (abbreviated as ot).  Please note that currently the equal sign (=) searching for this index (ot) is unavailable but colon (:) searching is.

ot: rbd 6. This search will retrieve McGill’s manuscript copy of Dalāʼil al-khayrāt wa-shawāriq al-anwār.

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