Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 280. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Yusuf u Zulaikha by Jāmī, 1414-1492

Defective at end. Many pages remargined. F1a: Largely undecipherable note, written as a memento, dated 1059 (1649-50). Ruled margins and dividing panels. Headings in red and yellow. Illuminated panel over beginning of text. A number of spaces left empty for miniatures.

Incipit: Ilahi ghunchah-i ummid binmay
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 276.
General Gordon's bequest of books and Turkish, Perian and Arabic manuscripts is mentioned, without details in the donations register under November 6 1841. The bequest is mentioned in J.R.A.S., vii, 1843, Annual Report, p. x, and the manuscripts are briefly listed in the Proceedings, pp. xxx-xxxi.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 150 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5


15 lines to the page in double column




Front flyleaf, recto, evidently moved from previous binding: armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. Blue cloth binding, from the Carneqie Trust U.K. Grant 1929.


Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).


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