Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 281. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Khamsah of Amir Khusrau by Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī, ca. 1253-1325

F1a: ) J.M b) Notes in Persian, one seemingly dated A.H. 1104 (1692-3). Recto before beginning of the Hasht Bihisht: a) Notice of ownership of Hajji Ahmad Makhdumi 'Uthmani 'Adilshahi b) Note of purchase frpm the shop of Hajji Muhammad Sultan Kashmiri at Aurangabad by Hajji Ahmad Ghulam-i Makhdum?. regnal year 12? Front lfyleaf, recto: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827. Work consists of the five long religious and romantic poems of Amir Khusrau. Scribe's name is found at end of the first poem, the Matla' al-Anwar. Margins and dividing panels ruled in red. Headings in red.

Incipit: Bismillahi 'l-rahmani 'l-rahim * khutbah-i quds ast bi-mulk-i qadim
Language(s): Persian,

References

Rieu, ii, pp. 609-612.
Ethe no 1186.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 211 folios
Dimensions (leaf):

Layout

21 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Taj al-Din b. Sulaiman

Binding

Red leather Indian binding with gilt stamped decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm,

Availability

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