Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 240. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Shahnamah by Firdausi.

Title: Shahnamah.

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.

Incipit: Incipit, of preface: Sipas u afarin Khuda'i-ra
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 238.
Presentation recorded in the Donations Register for November 19 1853.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 632 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10.75

Layout

25 lines to the page in four columns

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather English binding.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Major-General John Briggs.

Availability

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