Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 207a (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kamil al-Ta'bir by Abul Fazl Hubaysh (here written Husayn) b. Ibrahim al-Tiflisi.

Incomplete, the text ending abruptly in the entry on 'murdan'. F1a: a) Signature of David Price, dated 1800. b) Note recording presentation of the book by Hakim al-Mamalik Masih al-Dawlah Masih-i Zaman Khan Bahadur to an inferior, the nearby impression of whose seal has been obliterated. Headings and punctuation in red. A work on the interpretation of dreams. In sixteen chapters, chapter 16, a mostly alphabetical list of things that might be seen in dreams with their significance, occupies most of the book. Dedicated to the Sultan of Rum, 'Izz al-din Qilij Arslan (551-88/1156-92).

Incipit: Sipas mar Khuday-ra ki u samad u qadir ast
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, ii, pp. 458, 467-8.
Ethe, No 2276. Cf. Rieu, ii, p. 852.
Price's bequest is noted in the Journal for 1836, pp. xii-xiv (an obituary notice p. lx).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 9.25 × 5.75 in.


17 or 18 lines to the page


Nasta'liq and Shikastah.


Indian red leather binding with coloured stamped cartouches and borders. Back cover detached.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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