Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 260A. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Kulliyāt by Saʻdī

Title: Kulliyāt
Title: كليات

The initial entry is written on the Library's copy of Codrington. The text of each page continues diagonally in the margins. F1a. Notice of purchase by the son of the late Mirza Muhammad Shafi' at Machli Bandar in Dhu 'l-Hijja 1227 (December 1812-January 1813), next to the effaced impression of a seal. F202b. Similar notice of same date, adding that the seller was Ahmad Sahib. First additional folio after text: Note of purchase for 140 rupees dated 1214 (1799-1800). Back flyleaf, verso: Not of possession of the MS by Aqa Muhammad Mahdi son of Hajji Sahib 'Ali Asghar Isfahani the merchant, written by 'Abdallah Tabataba'i, son of Baqir 25 Muharram 1233 (5 December 1817). Pasted inside front cover: list of contents in a European hand also noting presentation by Goldsmid. A number of verses are written on the extra leaves at front and back. There are a The Bustan is omitted. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Sipas-i bi-ghayat wa sitayish-i bi-nihayat
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 251.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 202 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 7.5 × 5.5 in.


25 lines to page


Brown Oriental binding with stamped decoration.


Origin: 23 Jumada 1 1027 (18 May 1618).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Frederick Goldsmid.


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