Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 283. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Dīvān-i ʻUrfī

Inside front cover: armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. Ruled margins and dividing panels. On pale green paper.

Incipit: Ay mata'-i dard dar bazar-i jan andakhtah
Language(s): Persian.

References

Rieu, ii, p. 667.
Ethe, No 1451.
Encyclopaedia of Islam, s.v. 'Urfi Shirazi.
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: 243 folios
Dimensions (leaf):

Layout

21 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather European-style binding with tooled and gilt painted decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).

Availability

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