Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 282. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Qissah-i Khidr Khan u Duwalrani by Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī, ca. 1253-1325

Defective at end. F1a: three impressions of a small square seal, of Sayyid Qasim Khan? The story of the love of Khidr Khan and Duwalrani. Also known as 'Ishqiyyah. Margins and dividing panels in red. Headings in red. Illuminated initial openinig.

Incipit: Sari (for sar-i) namah bi-nam-i khudawand
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington Reade No 281 and Ethe No 1187.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 135 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5 × 5.5 in.

Layout

17 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Blue cloth binding, Carnegie Trust U.K. Grant 1930. The leather of one of the covers of the previous binding stuck inside the present back cover. It is of brown leather with stamped decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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