Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Persian Manuscripts


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.


As for Codrington/Reade No 265.

Physical Description

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


14 lines to the page in double column




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


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

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance unknown.


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