Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Persian Manuscripts


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.


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


15 lines to the page in double column




Dark brown leather binding with blind tooling.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).


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