User notes

Librarians and readers occasionally leave notes with the manuscript, sometimes to identify the text. These notes may, eventually, become incorporated into the manuscript by being bound in or pasted onto a flyleaf.

 

BnF Sanscrit 1867. Kumārasambhava, first chapter

Anonymous fragment identified by Ashok Aklujkar, who left a note, written on the back of a laissez-passer, with the manuscript.

BnF Sanscrit 1867, note

BnF Sanscrit 1867, note. Courtesy of the BnF.

See “Passing notes in the library.”

 

BnF Sanscrit 1119. Mānasollāsa

Title written on the back of a bulletin personnel, bound in to the book as a title page.

BnF Sanscrit 1119, note, recto

BnF Sanscrit 1119, note, recto. Courtesy of the BnF.

BnF Sanscrit 1119, note, verso

BnF Sanscrit 1119, note, verso. Courtesy of the BnF.

 

BnF Sanscrit 1117. Fragment of the Gītābhāṣya

Fragment identified in a note, pasted on to the first flyleaf, with three successive hands. Writing in the left margin is the hand of Léon Feer.

BnF Sanscrit 1117, note

BnF Sanscrit 1117, note. Courtesy of the BnF.

See “Passing notes in the library.”

 

BnF Sanscrit 756. Smaradīpikā

Bengali. Small note inserted in manuscript, in Latin script. Verso contains some Devanāgarī letter practice. May have been misplaced or used as a bookmark.

BnF Sanscrit 756, note, recto

BnF Sanscrit 756, note, recto. Courtesy of the BnF.

BnF Sanscrit 756, note, verso

BnF Sanscrit 756, note, verso. Courtesy of the BnF.

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