Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 261. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Kulliyāt by Saʻdī

Title: Kulliyāt
Title: كليات

Part of the text written diagonally in the margins. F1a: Note written as a souvenir on a friend's book by Muhammad 'Ali b. Muhammad Rida ANShI? Shirazi, on 20 Rabi' 1 1223. F1b: Charles Pasley 1808. F318b. Stamp, the name filled in in ink: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by Sir Charles Malcolm Front flyleaf, in pencil: Charles Pasley 1808, and the same name written with eccentric spelling in Arabic script. Inside back cover: armorial bookplate of Charles Pasley. With a version of the introduction of Ibn Bisutun. Ruled margins and panels etc. Initial and final openings illuminated, as are the first openings of some of the individual works.,

Incipit: Al-hamdu lillahi rabb al-'alamain wal-'afiya lil-muttaqin
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 251.
For the donations see Donations Register for November 2 1844.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 318 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 11.25


17 lines in the centre of the page, with part of the text written diagonally in the margins




Lacquer binding with floral decoration, doublures red.


Origin: Probably Kashmir.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Charles Malcolm.


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