Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 259. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Gulistan by Saʻdī

Title: Gulistan.

Some interlinear and marginal notes in English. Front flyleaf, recto: a) Shurookee? 27. Feby 1776 b) Three impressions of small rectangular seal of Charls War Malit. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Minnat mar Khuday-ra 'azza wa jalla
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 251.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 180 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.25 × 5.75 in.

Layout

9 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

English brown leather binding with blind tooled decoration.

History

Origin: The Qasaba of Thamashasthi Hasan? Breakfast time, Monday 15 Sha'ban A.H. 1187 (11 November 1772).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Alexander Warre Malet.

Availability

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