Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 14 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Kifayat al-Atibba by Abu Ji? (Abu Hayy?) b. Husam al-din TY*Y? (BTYNY?).

F1a. Partly effaced impression of a large round Persian seal, probably seventeenth or eighteenth century beside a largely effaced note concerning the book. Leaf attached before f1, recto: a) medical prescriptions. b) Note of possession in red naskh above two faint impressions in red of the seal of Muhammad Taqi, dated A.H. 1266, as on 511(525)b. Folios now loose; kept tied between two pieces of English cardboard. Some notes by Ellis on used envelopes and a paper with a prayer and a charm in Arabic and Persian are included. A comprehensive medical work in twenty books, stated in the preface to include translations from Indian works. The main text is preceded by a table of contents. Headings and ruled margins in red.

Incipit: Amma ba'd in kitabist musamma bi-kifayat al-atibba
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, ii, p. 321. Evidently the work is uncommon.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Earlier ink foliation in Arabic numerals gives 525
Dimensions (leaf): 11.25 × 6.25 in.


Considerable damage caused by white ants in the later part.


21 lines to the page


Nasta'liq. Fadlallah b. ...


Origin: India.

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: One of Ellis's notes suggests the MS may have been acquired form Kegan Paul.


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