MS PUL Woolner 6538

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6538
Catalogue No. 231  (Vol. II, p. 15)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition good  (sides worn, especially of last folio [100]; text still readable)

Size in mm

Folio 299 x 136
Writing Area 218 x 70

Margin Lines

Type double
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 8  (folio 100r has 10 lines)
Akṣaras per Line 36  (some more on 100r, which is written by another scribe)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 36, 35, 29
Foliation (from Label) 100  ("36 + 35 + 29 = 100")
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) MS begins with folio 1

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) 2500 granthas
Extent (from Label) 2500 granthas
Extent (from Personal Inspection) first and last folio preserved  (including colophons)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands two  (at least, since the MS contains three parts and the last folio is written by another scribe)
Punctuation space


Rubrication Yes  (sūtras, e.g., the list of prameyas in 1v)
Other Emphasis underlining  (secondary, parts of end-colophon underlined with red colored crayon)

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements double daṇḍas  (for colophons)

Gaps and Fillers

Indication of Gaps śirolekhā only, no akṣara
Line Fillers filled  (with double daṇḍas, space, dot, invocation)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, lower right corner  (uncertain from the present sample of photographs)

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right corner  (above foliation)

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method line number, alignment, kākapāda
Style of Writing similar to main text, but m.sec.
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes

Further Special Features

Other Special Features

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 15) / PUL Label
   Source: Concluding elements (last verso, line 10)

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements
Text After Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 15) / PUL Label / Concluding elements (last verso, line 10)

Person Related to MS
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (first recto and last verso)
   Note: see postcolophon information