Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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.

References

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

Layout

15 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

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.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).

Availability

Visitors are welcome to consult manuscripts in the library by prior appointment. Information on access is available on the library page of the Society's web site at www.royalasiaticsociety.org and appointments can be arranged by e-mailing library@royalasiaticsociety.org


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