Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 249. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Iskandar-namah-i Barri, or Sharaf-namah. by Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3

Folio 1a. Notices of ownership of Sayyid Amanallah by the impression of the small round seal of Amanallah, inscribed Fi aman Allah, and dated A.H. 1227 (1812-3). Last folio, verso: Persian verses, including a poem of Hafiz. Inside front cover, printed slip: Lieut. Col. Briggs. The first of the two parts of Nizami's Iskandar-namah. Headings in red.

Incipit: Khudaya jahan-padshahi turast.
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 246.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 262 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 4.5

Layout

13 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Phupit? son of Samal?

Binding

Brown quarter leather and red-speckled board binding.

History

Origin: 2 Muharram A.H. 1036 (23 September 1626).

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: Lieutenant Colonel Briggs, apparently.

Availability

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