MS PUL Woolner 1564 (Brahmasūtra)

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 1564
Catalogue No. 711  (Vol. II, p. 50)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Vedānta

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support unclassifiable paper
Condition worn/brittle  (sides worn and affected by moisture, margins stained)

Size in mm

Folio no data

Margin Lines

Type double  (only on 1v)
Colour red

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 12
Akṣaras per Line 45

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 7
Foliation (from Label) 7  (also 1-7 according to a remark in Hindī on 1r)
Foliation (from Personal Inspection) 7  (last written and foliated folio is 7v)

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Personal Inspection) up to 4.4.22  (see Concluding Elements)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright
No. of Hands one
Punctuation no marks


Other Emphasis secondary underlining of intermediate and end colohons  (with red and blue colored crayon)

Structural Elements

Are Sections Numbered? Yes

Foliation etc.


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

Changes and Additions to the Text

Script Devanāgarī
Linking Method kākapādas, line number, alignment
Style of Writing similar to main text, slightly smaller
Frequency infrequent
Orpiment Yes

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 50) / PUL Label
   Source: Title Page or Title Folio (1r, nāgarī, pencil)
   Note: "Brahmajijñāsā" written and crossed out by the same librarian
Uniform Title Brahmasūtra

Beginning and End of Manuscript

Namaskāra Phrase
Beginning of Text

End of Text

Concluding Elements

Intermediate Colophons

Second-level Division
Third-level Division