RAS Persian 277B. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
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.
17 lines to the page, Side margins have text written diagonally
Nasta'liq. Asil al-Din Shaikh Muhammad Katib
Brown leather European-style binding with tooled decoration.
Provenance and Acquisition
Provenance: R.S. Greenshields.