Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 216. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Farhang-i Rashīdī by ʻAbd al-Rashīd ibn ʻAbd al-Ghafūr Tattavī, fl. 1653

Folio with text beginning on verso, recto: a) This book was purchased at Seringaputtun In July 1799 by David Price b) Note of purchase for twenty rupeesat Seringapatam by Rida Husain b. 'Ali Naqi Chuhra (?) from the library of the late Mufti Siraj al-Din Mahmud Khan with the approval of Hafiz allah Khan. Dated Muharram 1201. Beside this is the impression of the small rectangular seal of Rida Husain, with unclear date, possibly 1192. Headings and punctuation in red. Work is a Persian dictionary.

Incipit: Sitayish-i ki arayish-i sar-namah-i har sukhan
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, iii, pp. 35-6.
Rieu, ii, pp. 500-501.
Ethe, No 2504.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 340
Dimensions (leaf): 11.5 × 7.5 in.


21 lines on a page




Red leather Indian binding with stamped inset cartouches, probably originally coloured silver. Marbled doublures. Spine and back cover loose. Spine in poor condition.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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