Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 225. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Inshāʼ-i Harikarn by Harikaṇa, Multānī

(Other MSS read thanay for sipas.) Second front flyleaf: Copied for my late friend Lt Ross [and date of copying]. The hand does not seem to be that of David Price. Fourth front flyleaf: three impressions of a small elongated octagonal seal of David Price with his name in Persian, dated 1210. Folio 1a: Signature of David Price. Two moralising couplets in Persian. Penultimate back flyleaf, recto: two more impressions of Price's seal. Loose inside the manuscript are two pages of notes on Indian historical subjects, in Price's hand. No use of red ink. The title Irshad al-Talibin is given in the preface, but only occurs in a few of the manuscripts and may be spurious. The colophon states the manuscript was written for Mistir Las Sahib. Las presumably stands for Ross: see above.
Incipit: Ba'd-i hamd u sipas mar hadrat Izad muta'al
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, iii, pp. 297-8.
Rieu, ii, p. 530.
Ethe, No 2069.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 44
Dimensions (leaf): 10

Layout

13 lines on a page

Binding

Red leather Indian binding with flap and stamped and painted decoration.

History

Origin: Panjab. 1 Jumada II A.H. 1204.

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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