Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 255. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Bustan by Sa'di.

Author: Sa'di.
Title: Bustan.

Folio one, recto: line of Devanagari script, probably the title. Final folio of text, verso: note pricing the MS at 30 rupees, the end not deciphered. Subsequent flyleaf, recto: Khan Sahib. Ruled margins. Headings in red. Panel of illumination above opening of text.

Incipit: Bi-nam-i jahandar-i janafarin.
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 251.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 115
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5 × 5.5 in.

Layout

17 lines on a page in double column

Binding

English cloth and marbled board binding.

History

Origin: Lahore, reign of Aurangzeb, with Zibardast Khan as Subadar. 21 Dhu 'l-Hijja A.H. 1114 (8 May 1703). (Not 1014)

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

Availability

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