MS PUL Woolner 6136

A. MS Identification Data

Accession No. 6136
Catalogue No. 201  (Vol. II, p. 13)
Additional Nos.
PUL Subject Classification Nyāya

B. Physical Description of MS

Support and Layout

Writing Support paper
Condition good  (sides worn, folios stained)

Size in mm

Folio 275 x 100
Writing Area 220 x 58

Margin Lines

Type double
Colour black

String Holes

Lines and Akṣaras

Lines per Folio (from Personal Inspection) 9  (8-10)
Akṣaras per Line 50  (less on folio 1)

Foliation and Physical Completeness of MS

Foliation (from Catalogue) 56
Foliation (from Label) 56
Physical Completeness incomplete

Extent of the Text Present in the MS

Extent (from Label) incomplete  (1400 granthas [note on cover beneath label])
Extent (from Personal Inspection) incomplete  (remark on last folio available: "56 patra" (second hand, black ink, bengali, lower right corner) and "[..] 1430" (likely by main scribe, first part stroke out); no ending colophon)

Script and Scribal Conventions

Script Devanāgarī
Style of Writing upright  (somewhat loose)
No. of Hands two  (only folio 1 written by another scribe)
Punctuation daṇḍas  (dots on folio 1 [in mid heigth of the line])

Structural Elements

Other Structural Elements double daṇḍas  (for the maṅgala stanzas on 1v)

Foliation etc.


Location of Foliation
upper left and lower right corner  (only on 1v?)
Number of Hands two  (another scribe on 1v, hand changes on folio 2)

Auspicious or Devotional Elements

Element rāma.  ("śrīrāmaḥ" on 1v )
Location verso, lower right corner
Further Features

Marginal Title Information

Abbreviation ni  ("niru" on 1v, "ni pra." on 2v, others have "ni.")
Location verso, upper left corner
Further Features

Changes and Additions to the Text

Place Main writing area
Script Devanāgarī
Frequency no marginalia  (infrequent corrections of akṣaras by the scribe)

C. Title and Extracts

Title of Work

Title of Work
Niruktiprakāśa or Niścayatvaniruktiprakāśa
   Source: PUL Catalogue (Vol. II, p. 13)
   Source: PUL Label / Title Page or Title Folio (1r)

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. 13) / PUL Label
   Source: Text (1v,2)