Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 237. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Haft z̤ābiṭah by ʻAlī Naqī Khān ibn Sayyid Ḥishmat ʻAlī

Margins ruled in red in the earlier part. Headings and punctuation in red. A treatise on letter-writing for beginners, in seven sections called dabita (rule), whence the titles, which do not appear in the text or, in this manuscript, elsewhere.

Incipit: Al-hamdulillah Rabb al-'alamain
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, iii, p. 391.
Rieu, ii, pp. 530-531.
Ethe, No 2136.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 27
Dimensions (leaf): 6.5 × 4.5 in.

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Red leather Indian binding with stamped and painted decoration, possibly restored and rebacked in England.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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