Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 271. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Dīvān-i Ḥāfiẓ

Inside front cover, armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. F1a: impression of circular seal of the slave of the House of Muhammad, Muhammad ... Khaliqi, the date illegible. Folio preceding text, verso: impression of circular seal of Mustafa ...? The edges of the pages decorated in gold. A manuscript of good quality. Ruled blue and gold margins and dividing panels. In a panel above each poem the attribution is confirmed, in gold and blue alternately. Small panel of illumination above text.

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

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 265.
General Gordon's bequest of books and Turkish, Perian 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: 132 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.25

Layout

17 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Uwais 'Ali, known as Waisi

Binding

Green cloth-covered binding with flap.

History

Origin: 10 Dhu 'l-Qa'dah 872 (2 June 1468).

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: 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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