عنوان مقاله [English]
“Catalogue of handwritten manuscripts on alchemy and related sciences within Iranian libraries” by Zohre Māziār and Nasibe Ranjbardār has been published in 2013/1392, along with an introduction made by Yousof Beyg Bābāapour. Nowadays, since the research on Islamic alchemy is in its infancy, compilation of such a catalogue could be acknowledged as a necessary reference for future studies on alchemy. But, as concluded in this paper, that contribution would not be useful in the subject, in spite of its proper title. In our view, this catalogue shall mislead the researchers in detection of manuscripts. In present critical analysis, we have remarked six major deficiencies of this catalogue. Exclusive quotation from previously published DENA catalogue without appropriate referencing to it, frequent writing mistakes and omitting significant number of manuscripts could be reported as three major defects of this catalogue.