Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 298. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Dīvān-i Mīr Raz̤ī al-Dīn

F1a: Meer Ruzzy's odes Time of Shah Abbas Final folio, verso: a) Note of possession of Mir Isma'il. b) Note of purchase from Mir Isma'il Sahib for one rupee ... dated 17 Rajab 1178 (10 January 1765). Additional folios before and after the original text have verses, some attributed to 'Abdi, Hassan Rida and Sayyid Mubarak Khan, a recipe for a relish etc. Limp marbled card cover. Ruled marrgins and dividing panels. Illuminated initial opening. Some pages in the early part sprinkled with colour.

Incipit: Chun muhr? barayi bam u iwan-ra
Language(s): Persian.


For Price's bequest see J.R.A.S. 1834 154, vi, lxxvi-ii. (Reference from Robinson. Last two pages not in the Library copy) and 1836, pp. xii-xiv (an obituary note p. lx).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 64 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 6.75 × 4.25 in.


12lines to the page in double column




Origin: Jumada I A.H. 1080 (September-October 1669).

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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