MS PUL Woolner 7712

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 7712
Catalogue No. 325  (Vol. II, p. 22)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya
PUL Cabinet and Shelf No. 26  (not visible on any of the MS picture files)

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support regular hand made paper
Condition damaged  (partly worm eaten, other parts rat eaten; text still readable)

Size in mm

Folio 320 x 125
Writing Area 240 x 65

Margin Lines

Type other  (none on the first folios, others have 4 lines)
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 10  (1st part has 9 lines, 2nd part has 11 and 10 lines)
Akṣaras per Line 46 / 60  (valid for 1st and 2nd part of the MS respectively)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 32 and 89  ("32; 4-93")
Foliation (from Label) 32 and 89  ("32 + 4 - 93")
Foliation (from Card Catalogue) 32 and 89  (32; 4-93)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 30, 2 and  ([this entry is defective] in catalog and label 1st division of 2nd part was added to 1st part)
Physical Completeness incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Catalogue) incomplete
Extent (from Label) incomplete
Extent (from Card Catalogue) incomplete
Extent (from Personal Inspection) two parts  (first part: 1-4, 6-18, 18-27, unnumbered, 30, 32; second part, 1st div [this entry is defective])

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands more than two  (several scribe changes; text ends abruptly at least two times, succeeding folio shows another scribe's hand )
Punctuation daṇḍas


Rubrication Yes  (structural expressions like "atha", "maivaṃ", "ata eva", etc.)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation
upper left corner  (1st part: upper left corner of verso folios; 2nd part: 1st division upper left corner recto folios)
Script of Pagination devanāgarī
Number of Hands same as main text  (hance three hands)

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma
Location verso, lower right corner  (symbol instead of rāma on folio 3)

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation vyu. vā.
Location verso, lower right margin

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Main writing area and margins  (in the margins of all four sides)
Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas
Style of Writing smaller than main text, 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. 22)
   Source: PUL Label

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase

End of Text

Concluding Elements