RAS Persian 243. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Shāhnāmah by Firdawsī
Folio 1a: Stamp for presentation to the Society, the name left blank. Flyleaf after text, verso: a) Note of ownership by Ram Narayan Singh, with curses on claimants to possession. b) Two lines of verse in Arabic script. Headings in red. Three illuminated headings at the opening of divisions of the text. 16 miniatures in a provincial Indian style, probably eighteenth century. Some spaces for headings, illumination and miniatures left bland. Does not have a prose preface.
27 lines to the page in four columns
English mottled brown leather binding, with red spine, tooling and marbled paper doublures.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Lieutenant Colonel C.J. Doyle.