Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 242. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Shāhnāmah by Firdawsī

The last 7 folios are replacements. F1a, Stamp, the name in ink: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by John Romer Esq F1b: a) Impression of large circular seal of Jan Rumir Bahadur dated 1827. b) Impression of small octagonal seal of Jan Rumir Bahadur. Ruled margins. Headings in red. 1 miniature, Indian, late 17th century on f. 404 verso. With the older preface, of de Blois' type i. (Storey, v, p, 111)

Incipit: Sipas wa afarin khuda'i-ra
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 238.
For the provenance see Donations Register for November 18 1848. Also J.R.A.S. for 1837, iv, p. xiv.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 577 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 13.5


25 lines to the page in four columns




Brown leather Oriental binding with blind-stamped decoration, the spine replaced in England, with the title etc tooled.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by John Romer.


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