Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 230. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Majma‘ al-inshāʼ by Muḥammad Amīn Banī Isrāʼīl

Incomplete, the text breaking off in the twenty-ninth section. Folio 1a. Note in Persian with the date 5 Safar 1190 (more likely than 1195), the remainder defaced and partly rewritten in another hand. This has evidently been taken as the date of copying, but there is no real reason to believe that. Flyleaves have several prayers, verses etc. on them, mostly difficult to read. Headings and punctuation in red. A collection of letters and other compositions in 30 sections (fasl)..

Incipit: Mansha'-i nashw nama-yi nihal-i insha
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, iii, pp. 341-42.
Rieu, iii, pp. 1067-8.
Ethe, Nos 2122, 2943.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 460
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5 × 5.5 in.

Layout

15 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq with shikastah forms.

Binding

Red leather Indian binding with flap and blind-stamped and tooled decoration.

History

Origin: Probably not A.H. 1195, as stated in the catalogues.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Alexander Warre Malet.

Availability

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