Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 270. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Dīvān-i Ḥāfiẓ

Ruq'a. Variants and corrections noted in the margin by the original scribe. Inside front cover: armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. The metre is identified in red above a number of the poems. (In some other places the metre is noted in black in the margin.)

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

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 265.
General Gordon's bequest of books and Turkish, Persian and Arabic manuscripts is mentioned, without details in the donations register under November 6 1841. The bequest is mentioned in J.R.A.S., vii, 1843, Annual Report, p. x, and the manuscripts are briefly listed in the Proceedings, pp. xxx-xxxi.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 68
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5 × 6.5 in.

Layout

19 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Binding

Red leather and marbled paper binding with flap, presumably Turkish.

History

Origin: Probably Turkey: there are occasional marginal notes in Turkish.

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).

Availability

Visitors are welcome to consult manuscripts in the library by prior appointment. Information on access is available on the library page of the Society's web site at www.royalasiaticsociety.org and appointments can be arranged by e-mailing library@royalasiaticsociety.org


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