Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 218. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Farhang [A large Arabic-Persian dictionary]. Vol. I, From letter Alif to letter Sin by Anon.
Author: Anon.

13.75 by 9.5 ins. Folio one, recto: Presented to the Oriental Translation Com by by Sir A Malet Bt Final folio, verso: note on some of the surahs of the Qur'an. Headings and punctuation in red. The title Farhang (dictionary) appears on flyleaves and elsewhere. A substantial and serious work but since there is no introduction and end of the work is missing it is not easy to identify. There are many marginal additions. Could this be a draft?

Incipit: Incipit (MS starts with section on alif) : hamzah-i maftuh barayi chand chiz mi-ayad
Language(s): Persian.


Apparently not in Storey.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 321
Dimensions (leaf):


23 lines on a page




Brown leather Indian binding with gold painted decoration.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Alexander Warre Malet, Bart.


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