Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 231. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Badāyiʻ al-inshāʼ by Yūsufī, Yūsuf ibn Muḥammad, 16th cent.

English glosses in red ink in the earlier part, presumably written by Sir Charles Malet or his son. F1a: Presented to the Oriental Translation Com- by Sir A Malet Bart Final folio of the work, recto: note of ownership of Shaikh Muhammad Rashid. Final folio, verso and the back flyleaves bear a number of notes and verses. Margins ruled in red. Red headings and punctuation. Text consists of model letters and phrases suitable for use in various situations. Written for the author's son, Rafi' al-Din Husain and other students.

Incipit: ... faqir u kaminah-i haqir
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, iii, p. 270.
Rieu, ii, p. 529.
Ethe No 2057.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 195
Dimensions (leaf): 7.5 × 4.5 in.


Lacks one or more folios at the beginning. Some insect damage to the final folios.


13 lines on a page




Brown half-leather binding, seemingly English.


Origin: BDNG in Sarkar Patan(?), Subah Ahmadabad. 12 Rajab A.H. 1115.


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