Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 232. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Jāmiʻ al-qawānīn by Kanawjī, Khalīfah Shāh Muḥammad, active 17th century

Inside front cover: armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. Inside back cover, printed slip, perhaps from a sale catalogue: Pand Nama of Saadi : Jamiu'l-Kawanin, being a Collection of Forms of Letter-writing &c. and another Work on Epistolary Correspondence. I vol. loose. Headings and punctuation in red. Numerous glosses in red in earlier part.

Incipit: Sitayish u niyayish mar khuday-ra (sic, for ahadi-ra)
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, iii, pp. 313-5.
Rieu, i, pp. 414-5.
Ethe No 2097.
General Gordon's bequest of books and Turkish, Perian and Arabic manuscripts is mentioned, without details in the donations register under November 6 1841. The bequest is mentioned in J.R.A.S., vii, 1843, Annual Report, p. x, and the manuscripts are briefly listed in the Proceedings, pp. xxx-xxxi. According to Morley's handwritten catalogue the manuscript came from Major David Price, but this is evidently a mistake; the manuscript is listed in J.R.A.S. vii.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios86
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5

Hand(s)

Shikastah

Binding

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).

Availability

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