Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 300. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Shāhnāmah-ʼi Isma'il by Qāsimī Gunābādī, Muḥammad Qāsim, d. 1574 or 5

One or more folios missing at the beginning. Inside back cover, pasted slip, the name printed: Presented by George Thomas Staunton Feby 7 1824. A verse account of the reign of the Safavid ruler Shah Isma'il I. Headings in red.

Incipit: Juz in nist agah zi sun'-i tu kas
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 304-5.
Rieu, ii, pp. 660-1.
Ethe, No 1437.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 141
Dimensions (leaf): 7.5 × 4.75 in.

Layout

15 lines on a page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather Indian binding, with painted decoration, the spine repaired.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Sir George Thomas Staunton Bart.

Availability

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