Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Persian Manuscripts


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.


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.


19 lines to the page in double column



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


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

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).


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