RAS Persian 241. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Shāhnāmah by Firdawsī
F1a. Impressions of Persian seal of Charles Warre Malet, dated 1196 (1781-2) (rectangular, two), seal of ... Hakim dated 1147 (1734-5) (oval, two), seal of ... Hakim (Son of the preceding? dated 1196? (1781-2?) (rectangular, two). Back flyleaf, verso: Presented to the Oriental Translation Come by Sir A Malet Bart. Ruled grids. Headings in red and gold. Some names in the text in gold. Panels of good illumination above opening of sections. On the first opening of the poem the text is outlined in gold. With preface beginning as de Blois (in Storey, v), Preface i, and ending with a listing of the Iranian kings and a glossary.
19 lines to the page in four columns
Half-leather and marbled paper English binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Sir Alexander Warre Malet.