Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 234. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Sahifah-i Shahi by Kāshifī, Ḥusayn Vāʻiẓ, d. 1504 or 5

Flyleaf preceding text, recto: Presented to the Oriental Translation Committee by Sir A Malet Bart. A dictionary of terms and appropriate verses used in epistolary correspondence. Headings in red. Most pages are divided by red lines into panels of varying size mostly filled with phrases appropriate to particular circumstance. In the colophon the scribe remarks that the original from which it was copied was curtailed and full of mistakes.

Incipit: Ay bi-namat sahifah-i shahi
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, iii, pp. 262-3 (2).
Not in Rieu or Ethe.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 141
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5


Shikastah Amiz (?).


Red leather European-style binding with painted decoration,


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Alexander Warre Malet Bart.


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