Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 277A. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Divan of Jami

The initial entry is written on the Library copy of Codrington. F1a: Defaced note of ownership dated Baghdad A.H. 1278 (1861-2). Containing ghazals and other shorter poems of the so-called first divan. Ruled margins and dividing panels. Headings etc in gold and blue. F1a illuminated with central roundel recording ownership of Khwajah Haidar b. Khwajah Pir. Panels of illumination above openings of preface and the actual poems. Scribe is given as aQanbar 'Ali b, Dhi Nun? Hakim in the colophon, which however is suspect.

Incipit: Mauzuntarin kalami kih ghazal-sarayan
Language(s): Persian.


Ethe No 1300 in particular.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 6.75 × 4.5 in.


15 lines to the page


Nasta'liq. Qanbar 'Ali b, Dhi Nun[?]


Brown leather binding with flap and tooled decoration, possibly Ottoman.


Origin: A.H. 876 or 87X in the colophon, which is impossible. The hand of the colophon is not quite the same as that used in the text.

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: R.S. Greenshields.


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