Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 290. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of A tarkib-band in praise of 'Ali by Muḥtasham, ʻAlī ibn Aḥmad, 1499 or 1500-1587 or 1588

Possibly written by Muhtasham Kashi. On back cover: armorial bookplate of N.B. Edmonstone. Held in a British tooled red morocco case with flaps and tapes. The poet calls himself Kashi and says he is at Amul. Possibly the fifteenth-century poet Muhtasham of Kashan. Further checking needed. Incomplete. Richly illuminated throughout. The pages written on one side, pasted on cloth-backed card and arranged in concertina form.

Incipit: Al-salam ay sayah-at khurshid-i rabb al-'alamin
Language(s): Persian.


For Muhtasham see Rieu, ii, pp. 665-6.
Ethe, No 1447.
For Edmonstone's bequest see the Donations Register under November 6 1841, p. 408 and J.R.A.S., viii, Annual Report, p. x, Proceedings, p. xxxi.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 12 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10.75


8 lines to the page


Nasta'liq. 'Abd al-Rashid


Origin: A.H. 1061 (1650-51).

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Neil Benjamin Edmonstone.


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