Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 279. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Subhat al-Abrar by Jāmī, 1414-1492

First flyleaf, verso, in pencil: Mr Mitchell Third flyleaf, recto, in pencil: John Mitchell. Written at the request of a Christian patron, whose name is effaced. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Al-minnatu lillah ki bi-khun gar khuftam
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 276.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 93 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.25 × 5.5 in.

Layout

14 lines to the page in double column

Binding

Red leather European binding with tooled decoration.

History

Origin: 16 Rabi' II 1235 (1 February 1820), the year of the hare.

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: G.I. Mitchell, so in pencilled addition to the handwritten catalogue.

Availability

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