Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 192. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Lawāmiʻ al-ishrāq fī makārim al-akhlāq by Dawwānī, Muḥammad ibn Asʻad, 1426 or 7-1512 or 13

Each page of text has a panel on the outer edge with part of the work written diagonally in it. Folio one, verso: a) Presented by Syeed Khan June 18, 1831 b) Akhlak-i Jalali An esteemed System of Ethics This copy belonged to the Kaim-makam of Persia by whom it was presented to Syeed Khan. c) Impression of small rectangular seal of Asadullah, dated 1219 (1804-5), this impression defaced. d) Persian note of memorial dated 2 Ramadan 1188 (6 November 1774), beside defaced impression of small oval seal of Asadughli (?) ... dated 1178 (1764-5). F2a: impressions of small rectangular seals of Asadullah, as above, and of Muhsin Hafri (?). Final folio, recto: impressions of seal of Asadullah, as above, of Asadughli (?), as above, and other defaced seals. Final folio, verso: impressions of seals of Asadullah and Asadugli, as above, and two of small oval seal of 'Abd al-Karim, date obscure, Back flyleaf, verso: Note in Persian recording the purchase of the book in A.H. 1239, and its presentation to the writer's friend Sa'id Beg on Monday 3 Safar 1240. Beside the impression of the ractangular seal of Ishaq ... (remainder of name obscure, probably a nisbah). Iluminated initial opening, f1b damaged. Ruled margins. Headings left blank or, seemingly, omitted.

Incipit: Iftitah-i kalam bi-nam-i wajib al-i'zam
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, i, 442-3.
Ethe, No 2183.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 90 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.75 × 4.75 in.


19 lines to the page




Brown leather binding, presumably Persian, with blind-stamped and tooled outer covers, and red leather doublures with cartouches cut out and filled with paper filigree work.


Origin: Middle Rabi' II 1043 -10 not presently visible, but seems likely (September 1633).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Syeed (Sa'id) Khan.


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