Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 288. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Divan of Muzaffar

F1a: inspection not beside impression of large round seal of 'Isawi Khan Bahadur, devotee of Ahmad Shah, dated 1161 (1748), regnal year 4. Flyleaf, recto: Wm Ouseley (crossed through). Inside front cover: printed slip with title, perhaps from a sale catalogue, above armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. The identity of the author is uncertain. He appears not to use a takhallus in his poems. He may be the late seventeenth-century poet mentioned by Beale, Dictionary of Oriental Biography, p. 285. Ruled margins and dividing panels.

Incipit: Bi-nur-i didah mi bayad kih ta sazam niqabash-ra
Language(s): Persian.

References

None found.
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: 72 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10.5

Layout

15 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Dark brown leather binding with blind tooling.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).

Availability

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