Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 263. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Five of the six risalahs of Sa'di by Saʻdī

F1a, a replacement backing for the text on the verso: note of ownership of Mir Muhammad Husain al-Ridawi al-Husaini b. Mir Abu Ja'far. undated, next to effaced seal impression. F2a: signature of David Price. Contains the preface to the Complete Works (Kulliyyat) of Sa'di compiled by Ibn BIsutun but the text only has its beginning, the first five of his six risalahs or treatises. (But not even the opening of the sixth.) Headings and punctuation in red. First page crudely illuminated.

Incipit: Shukr u sipas ma'budi-ra jallat qudratuhu
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 251.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 50 folios
Dimensions (leaf):


15 lines to the page




Indian leather and board binding, the back a recent replacement. In poor condition.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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