Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian Uncat 2 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Said-namah-i Khani by Muhammad Salim Razi.

Front flyleaf, recto: a) Signature of Ellis dated 16.6.04. b) prescription to improve the memory from the Imams 'Ali and Sadiq et al. Final folio, verso: a) In Ellis's hand: Hannan Watson & Co. b) Note recording completion of collation. A treatise on hunting in a preface and two chapters, with subdivisions, largely composed of descriptions of all kinds of fauna and the legal prescriptions for hunting. Headings and punctuation in red. Scribe: Possibly autograph. Dedicated to Shaikh 'Ali Khan (Zanganah).

Incipit: Sair-i ahang-i nawa'i kih 'andalib-i hazar-dastan
Language(s): Persian.

References

Not in Storey.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 5.5

Layout

14 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Naskh.

History

Origin: The work was completed in Tehran, the birthplace of the author.

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: Presumably with the other Ellis manuscripts.

Availability

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