Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 265. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Dīvān-i Ḥāfiẓ

F1a: a) Signature of Mir Bahadur 'Ali in Arabic script. b) signature of W. Francklin First flyleaf, recto: a) Signature of Mir Bahadur 'Ali and date 1804 A.D., in Arabic script. b) Signature of T? Raban. Inside front cover: W. Francklin 1793, scored through. On front cover: Mir Bahadur 'Ali. Ruled margins and dividing panels. Headings in red. With the preface by Muhammad Gulandam

Incipit: Hamd-i bi-hadd wa thana-yi bi-'add wa sipas-i bi-qiyas
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, ii, pp. 627-9.
Ethe, No 1246.
Encyclopaedia of Islam, s.v. Hafiz.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 205 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 14 × 8.5 in.


15 lines to the page




Brown leather European-style binding with some painted decoration.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Lieutenant Colonel William Francklin.


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