RAS Persian 264. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Pand-namah
Pasted inside front cover: note initialled E.G.B.(rowne) describing the manuscript and giving references. Browne had checked against a British Museum MS with poems of Mahmud (see Rieu, ii, p. 797) and found they were the same as in the R.A.S. manuscripts. Limp red leather Indian cover with painted decoration. Similar in nearly all respects to Codrington/Reade No 264a, but the painter and possibly the scribe are different. Ghazals by Mahmud, 'rhyming' in each letter of the alphabet, written diagonally on the margins. Headings in red. Ruled and gilt margins and dividers. Panel of rather coarse illumination above opening of the text. Three miniatures: 1) Gabriel and Buraq; 2) The torment of the damned; 3) Love and intoxication. Author unknown. Falsely attributed to Sa'di.
12 lines to the page in double column
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably given by Lieut-Col. Carmichael Smyth. See references