Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 285. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of A collection of the ghazals of Sa'ib by Ṣāʼib Tabrīzī, Muḥammad ʻAlī, d. ca. 1670

F1a: note of ownership of Muhammad Hasib, dated 1[0?]95 (1683-4?). Last folio, recto: obscure impression of small rectangular seal. Last folio, verso: Two impressions of a large oval seal: Fadlallah talib-i faid-i amjad?, dated 1141 (1728-9) and regnal year 14. Inside front cover: armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. Ruled headings and dividing panels. Panel of illumination over beginning of text.

Incipit: Dar qulzum-i may hubab ast del-i ma
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, ii, pp. 693-5.
Ethe No 1606 ff.
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: 210 folios
Dimensions (leaf):


16 lines to the page in double column


Nasta'liq. Muhammad Salih b. Muhammad


Red leather British binding with tooled decoration.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon of Buthlaw.


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