Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 276. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Haft Aurang by Jāmī, 1414-1492

F1a. a) Signature of J. D'Arcy. b) Presented by Colonel Joseph D'Arcy April 4 1829. c) Two impressions of an oval seal dated 1237 (1821-2) with Joseph D'Arcy in Arabic script. Final folio, verso: another impression of D'Arcy's seal. In the colophon the scribe states that he copied the book when he was between seventy and eighty and was enabled to alleviate his neediness and provide for his family by this work. The collection of the seven long poems of Jami. Ruled margins and dividing panels. Illuminated panel above the beginning of each poem. Red headings and punctuation.

Incipit: Hamidan li-man ja'ala janan kull 'arif makhzan asrar kamalihi
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, ii, pp. 643-5.
Ethe, No 1300.
Encyclopaedia of Islam, s.v. Djami.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 244 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10.75 × 7.5 in.


24 lines to the page in four columns


Red leather binding with flap decorated with black lacquer and gold painted and stamped decoration. The large rectangular central stamp bears a scene of an enthroned prince with attendants and musician in early Safavid style, many of the figures wearing the tall taj.


Origin: End of Jumada I 1063 (April 1653).

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: Lieutentant Colonel Joseph D'Arcy.


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