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Rāmāyana, Early 17th century

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MS. Laud Or. 291

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The Malay version of the Rāmāyana, called the Hikāyat Srī Rāma (history of Rama).

Dates

  • Early 17th century

Extent

405 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Laud Or. 291

Arrangement

Originally arranged and housed in 1641 at the Bodleian in Duke Humfrey’s Library, Selden End, compartment as ‘B 91’, see Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, p. 14

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 572

For a full description in English, see:Greentree, R., and E. W. B. Nicholson, Catalogue of Malay Manuscripts and Manuscripts Relating to the Malay Language in the Bodleian Library (1 vol., Oxford, 1910), no. 1

Custodial History

Manuscript 1711 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

19th century brown calf, blind-tooled, and slightly worm holed binding

Dimensions

85/8 x 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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