Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 295. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Tuḥfat al-ʻIrāqayn by Khāqānī, Afz̤al al-Dīn Shirvānī, ca. 1126-1198 or 9

Donations Register for November 4 1826. The first and last folios of text are replacements, but not uniform with each other. Numerous secondary marginal notes F1a: Tohfet al Irakein Presented by the Revd Dr Macbride Nov 4. 1826 Curiosities of the two Eraukes First flyleaf, recto, impression of rectangular seal: khanah-zad-i radi ... The margins of two folios bear impressions of an oval seal: ghulam ... Kamal? 'Ali. Final folio, verso: a) list of the letters in abjad order. b) Note of a death occuring on a Wednesday, the individual's name seemingly given in numeric form. Poetical description of the two Iraqs. Headings in red. Written for Aqa Muhammad Rida, assuming that the last page, which is a replacement, is a faithful copy of the original ending.

Incipit: ma'im nazaragan-i ghamnak
Language(s): Persian.


Storey (De Blois), v, pp. 319-333.
Rieu, ii, pp. 558-560.
Ethe, No 950.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 102 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.25 × 5.25 in.


16 lines to the page in double column




Black leather Indian binding, with stamped decoration.


Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: The Revd Dr John David Macbride.


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