Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 243a. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Yusuf u Zulaikha by Anon.

Author: Anon.

The number 243a comes from a handwritten note in the Library copy of Codrington. Four folios at the beginning and six at the end are written in a different hand. The colophon of the last of these states that they were written in London by Ghulam Haidar, of Chandannagar Frasdhanagar (?) in Bengal. Second front flyleaf, recto: Presented by Colonel J S Harriot to the Royal Asiatic Society. Authorship frequently, but incorrectly attributed to Firdausi.

Incipit: Incipit, of added opening page: Bi-nam-i khudawand har du saray
Language(s): Persian.


Storey (de Blois), v, 476-482.
Rieu, ii, pp. 545-6; Suppt., p. 133.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 182 folios
Dimensions (leaf):


17 lines to the page in double columns




Brown leather English binding with tooling and blind tooling.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Colonel John Staples Harriott.


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