MS PUL Woolner 6888

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6888
Catalogue No. 823  (Vol. II, Appendix to Vol. I, p. 48)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Mīmāṃsā

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition good  (first folio worn, last folio worm eaten, but alltogether in good condition; catalogue, however, says "injured", label too)

Size in mm

Folio 283 x 120
Writing Area 240 x 80

Margin Lines

Type other  (fourfold)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 11
Akṣaras per Line 50  (47-52)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 90
Foliation (from Label) 90

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) complete  (2950 granthas; adhyāya 1, pāda 1)
Extent (from Label) 2950 granthas; adhyāya 1, pāda 1

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one  (except for the marginals)
Punctuation daṇḍas


Rubrication Yes
Other Emphasis secondary underlining  (of initial introductory lines [with blue colored crayon] and of an addition after the end colophon [m.sec., written with red colored crayon])

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation verso, upper left and lower right margin
Number of Hands one

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right margin, above foliation

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation bhā.ta.  (and "bhā.tarka.")
Location verso, upper left corner, above foliation

Changes and Additions to the Text

Main writing area and margins  (interlinear and in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas and alignment  (sometimes line number given; in case of glosses: interlinear signs like "=", alignment)
Style of Writing smaller than main text, use of deletion fluid  (glosses still smaller than corrections)
Frequency very frequent

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, Appendix, p. 48) / PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r, pencil, nāgarī) / Text (1v,4) / Concluding elements (90v,9)
   Note: remark on label: "vyā on Mī Sū", i.e., Vyākhyā on Mīmāṃsāsūtra

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

D. MS Data for Prosopography

   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, Appendix, p. 48) / PUL Label / Text (1v,3)
   Source: Concluding elements (90v,9)