RAS Persian 240. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Shahnamah by Firdausi.
110 folios in the middle are a later replacement. Front flyleaf, recto: a) Presented to the Royal Asiatic Society John Briggs 1853 b) Đ14.0.0 (See below on back cover) Final folio, verso: a) Half of a ruba'i recommending wine. b) Note of ownership of Sayyid Faidallah b. Lutf 'Ali. On back cover, printed slip describing the work, probably from a sale catalogue. Headings and grids in red. Some inferior illumination at heads of sections. With a version of the old preface, beginning as de Blois (in Storey, v), Preface i.
25 lines to the page in four columns
Brown leather English binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Major-General John Briggs.