Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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.

References

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):

Layout

16 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Muhammad Salih b. Muhammad

Binding

Red leather British binding with tooled decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon of Buthlaw.

Availability

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