Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 294. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of A devotional poem (8ff) followed by passages selected from the Mathnawi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273

On back cover: Book of Hindustani poetry - found in Goozerat 0n the 22nd of February 1849 - the day after the great action at that place E?D.E? Money. Inside front cover of the outer casing, pasted slip: Presented by E. Baverstock Esq to the Library of the Royal Asiatic Society through W?S? Arbuthnot. The first poem ends with a kind of dedication to a Muhammad Shah. Ruled margins. Headings and some punctuation in red.

Incipit: Incipit (a): Chashm bigshay jilwah-i dildar Incipit (b): Hamd-i mahmudi kih dar jumlah suwar
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 291.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 29 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 6.5


13 lines in double column on a page




Inner simple leather and board binding, stuck into an English red cloth casing, now separated. The casing has the title etc tooled in English on the back (or front) and spine.


Origin: Saturday 4 Muharram A.H. 1255 (12 March 1839).

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: E. Baverstock.


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