Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 277B. (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. Notice of purchase in Lucknow on 4 May A.D. 1870. Signed with an elaborate paraph, of which only Husaini is legible. The paraph occurs again on the final folio. F68a: Impression of small oval seal, part of the inscription reading Sayyid Amir Ahmad. The name of the scribe has been defaced in the final colophon. Text contains all three of the divans. Ruled margins and dividing panels. Headings etc. in gold. Illuminated initial opening. Illuminated panels above beginnings of the second and third divans, and, in the margin, introducing the ghazals of the first divan. For scribe's name see ff.213a, 310a.

Incipit: Incipit. Bismillahi 'l-rahmani 'l-rahim * hast sala-yi sar-i khwan-i karim
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, ii, p. 644.
Ethe No 1300.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 5.125


17 lines to the page, Side margins have text written diagonally


Brown leather European-style binding with tooled decoration.


Origin: 15th-16th century.

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: R.S. Greenshields.


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