Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 5 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Zubdat al-Tasanif by Muhammad b. Haidar al-Khwansari.

Incomplete at end. An account of the duties of Shi'i Islam, with sections on Muhammad, the Imams and the prophets. A damaged note on f1a dated A.H. 1100 is apparently written by the scribe of the MS. whose name is Muhammad Tahir b. Muhammad 'Ali b. Muhammad ... He probably wrote it for Hajji Muhammad b. 'Ali ... Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: ... hamd-i bi-hadd wa sitayish-i bi'add ma'budi-ra sazad
Language(s): Persian.

References

Rieu, i, p. 31.
Storey, i, p. 172.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios uncounted
Dimensions (leaf): 10.75 × 7.5 in.

Condition

In very poor condition. Unbound and suffering from worm damage; paper fragile.

Layout

23 lines to the page

History

Origin: Probably A.H. 1100. See above.

Availability

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