Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 221. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Naubahar i 'Ajam by Khwajah Muhammad Mir.

First folio, recto, stamp, the name entered in ink: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by John Romer, Esq. A dictionary of phrases, etc. The author tells us that he pursued the study of literature in Shahjahanabad and then in Iran for seventeen years. The dictionary has many poetic citations which may give it value. This is probably the author's original fair copy and may be unique. Headings and punctuation in red. Scribe is apparently the author. The colophon is that of the original author, who most probably wrote out the manuscript.

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

References

Storey, iii, p. 60. Storey notes no other MS.
For the provenance see Donations Register for November 18 1848.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 378
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5

Layout

18 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Khwajah Muhammad Mir

Binding

Plain brown leathe binding.

History

Origin: Surat 15 Jumada II A.H. 1179.

Availability

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