RAS Persian 217. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Farhang-i Jahāngīrī by Injū Shīrāzī, Ḥusayn ibn Ḥasan, d. ca. 1626
Folio one, recto: a) top centre, signature: Jno Romer b) top left, the same or another signature (?) c) partly trimmed note of purchase at Shahjahanabad dated 16 Ramadan 1169, either from or, perhaps, on behalf of Nawwab Muhammad Khan. This page has been carefully repaired and partially rebacked. Other notes and two seal impressions are dimly visible under the backing. Folio one, verso: a) Jno Romer Jany 1804 b) three impressions of an elongated octagonal seal inscribed in an Indian script with the name of John Romer and the date 1804. The text is preceded by a leaf with on the recto a brief list of contents and, on the verso, a slightly fuller one. On the verso is a stamp, the name filled in by hand: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by John Romer Esq. Many pages repaired, especially at the beginning. The manuscript is of good quality. The opening of the the beginning of the dictionary proper is heavily illuminate. Ruled margins. Headings and punctuation in red. A Persian dictionary with appendix.
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Brown leather Indian binding with blind-stamped decoration. Spine a twentieth-century English replacement, with tooled title etc.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by John Romer.