Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 275. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of The Divan of Hafiz followed by the Pandnamah attributed to Sa'di and with the Bustan of Sa'di written diagonally in the margins by 2 authors
Author: Sa'di.

F1a: scribbling, presumably defacing the name of a previous (European) owner, beside the date 1787. F1b, signature of David Price. Front flyleaf: Presented by Major Price. (In Morley's hand?) The Hafiz has the preface of Muhammad Gulandam. Ruled margins and dividing panels in red. Headings also in red.

Incipit: Hamd u thana-yi bi-hadd wa sipas-i bi-qiyas [sic]
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade Nos 251 and 265.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 163 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10.75 × 7.5 in.

Layout

15 lines to the page in double columns

History

Origin: Wednesday 12 Jumada II 1197 (15 May 1782).

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Major David Price.

Availability

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