Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 164. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Sarw-i Azad by Bilgrāmī, Sayyid Ghulām ʻAlī Āzād, 1704-1786

First folio, recto: a) Presented to the Oriental Translation Comm by Sir A Malet b) Impression of small oblong rectangular seal of Muhammad Mu'azzam Khan dated A.H. 1178. Front flyleaf, recto. a) Note in Persian noting that the book is the possession of Ihtisham al-Daulah Bahadur Nasir al-Mulk Mistir Charls War Malit Firuz-Jang. b) In large script Sir Charls War Malit Barunit. c) impression of small oblong rectangular seal of ? dated 1175[?]. Final folio, verso, notes probably in Hindustani. Pasted on front cover: paper slip with correct title and author's name in Persian. An anthology with notices of Persian poets who wrote in or visited India and of poets writing in 'Hindi'. A continuation of the same author's Ma'athir al-Kiram Tarikh-i Bilgram. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Sarmayah-i hamd-i niyaz-i mubdi'i kih arwah-i ma'ani-ra
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 855-866.
Ethe, No 683.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 159
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5 × 5.5 in.

Layout

19 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Shikastah.

Binding

Limp brown leather binding, presumably Indian with blind-stamped decoration.

History

Origin: Undated but must be earlier than most MSS listed by Storey.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented to the Oriental Translation Committee by Sir A. Malet. (The handwritten catalogue is wrong to note it as one of Sir John Malcolm's MSS.)

Availability

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