Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 292. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Mas̲navī-i maʻnavī by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273

Inside front cover, slip, the name printed: Presented by Sir George Staunton Bart. Feb 7. 1824. [At present, loose in this MS is a gathering of Ma'sum's History of Sind. It needs to be checked if this belongs to Codrington/Reade No 70 in Box 35.] Ruled margins and dividing panels. Headings in red. Initial opening of each of the six sections rather crudely illuminated.

Incipit: Bushnaw az nay chun hikayat mikunad
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 291.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 535 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10 × 8.75. in.

Layout

17 lines to the page in four columns

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq

Binding

Limp brown leather Indian binding with stamped and tooled decoration.

History

Origin: 20 Rabi' I A.H. 1120 (9 June 1708).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir George Staunton.

Availability

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