Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 11 (1) (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of A translation of the Dhakhirat al-Iskandar

Bound and uniform with Ellis 11 (2) and 11 (3). By the same scribe. F1a. Signature of A.G. Ellis. A work in ten sections (fann) on various aspects of magic, supposedly translated (into Arabic) from a Greek original. This version lacks the usual story of the discovery of the bookduring al-Mu'tasim's siege of Amorium in A.D. 838.. Headings in red. Contains several illustrations of inscriptions for talismans and a few blank spaces intended for others.

Incipit: Wa in ast awwal-i kitab-i mutarjam
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, ii, pp. 457-8.
Ethe, No 2804 (1) [?].
Manfred Ullmann, Die Natur- und Geheimwissenschaften im Islam, pp. 376-7.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 1-41 of 95
Dimensions (leaf): 10.25

Layout

15 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Red leather Indian binding with silver-tooled decoration.

History

Origin: India.

Availability

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