Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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.

References

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

Layout

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

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Lacquer binding with floral decoration, doublures red.

History

Origin: Probably Kashmir.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Charles Malcolm.

Availability

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