Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 27 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Nigāristān by Juvaynī, Muʻīn al-Dīn, fl. 1334

A work written in imitation of Sa'di's Gulistan

F1a: Signature of Ellis, dated 4.3.12., twice. Final folio, verso, in Ellis's hand: Quaritch 312/211. The first seven folios and the last are replacements. A collection of anecdotes, written in imitation of Sa'di's Gulistan. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Hamd u sipas mar khuda'i-ra kih azaliyyatash
Language(s): Persian.

References

Rieu, ii, pp. 754-5.
Ethe, No 755.
Another copy: Codrington/Reade No 352.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf):

Layout

20 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather binding, presumably Persian.

History

Origin: Presumably Iran. Presumably 19th century.

Availability

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