Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 269A. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Dīvān-i Ḥāfiẓ

The initial entry is written in the Library copy of Codrington. First flyleaf, verso: Signature of Andrew Gleed?, Edinburgh 1828, in pencil. Second flyleaf, recto: a) Signatures of Donald Macpherson, in Roman script, Astrachan Jany 13th 1820; faintly in pencil, Astrachan 7 Jany? year obscure; in Cyrillic script, dated Astrakhan December 13/25 1819. b) Note of Macpherson's ownership, in Persian, by the scribe of the MS. Written in distress and haste at the request of the choice Christian Donald Macpherson, resident in Astrakhan.

Incipit: Ala ya ayyuha 'l-saqi
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 265.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 157
Dimensions (leaf): 6.25

Layout

14 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

European style brown leather binding with tooled decoration. One cover detached, the other loose. Spine in poor condition.

History

Origin: Astrakhan. Last day of Safar A.H. 1235 (17 December 1819).

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

Availability

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