Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 163. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tadhkirat al-Shu'ara' or Tadhkirah-i Dawlatshahi by Dawlatshāh Samarqandī, d. ca. 1494

Various prayers, historical notes and other marginalia on front flyleaf, f1ab, occasionally in margins, final folio verso. On f1a there is one describing the effects of an earthquake affecting part of Transoxiana on 6 Rabi' II A.H. 1203. A biographical dictionary-cum-anthology of Persian poets. Headings and punctuation in red. The margins of a few pages have repeated drawings of the sun in red ink.

Incipit: Incipit:Tahmidi ki shahbaz-i buland-parwaz-i andishah
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp.784-9.
Rieu, i, p. 364.
Ethe, No 656.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 124
Dimensions (leaf): 9.75 × 7.25 in.


18 lines on a page




Green and brown leather binding with blind- and red-stamped decoration. Probably made in Bukhara.


Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: Alexander Burnes. (So Handwritten Catalogue)


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