Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 301. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Humay wa Humayun by Khvājū-yi Kirmānī, Maḥmūd ibn ʻAlī, 1290 or 91-1352?

Last page, recto (f153a): Paris 1830 d'apres un manuscrit de la bibliotheque Royale de Turin par H. Jouy, membre de la Societe Asiatique de Paris. Rue Hauteville no. 12, a Paris. Front flyleaf, verso: Presented to the Oriental Translation Com By His Majesty the King of Sardinia April 16. 1831. Copied from a manuscript dated 996 ( in the Royal Library of Turin. (Now destroyed. On this see Robinson.) Ruled margins and dividing panels. Headings in gold..Illuminated panel with title over begining of text. Four full-page miniature paintings, copies of originals in late 16th century Shiraz style. See B.W. Robinson, Persian Paintings in the Collection of the Royal Asiatic Society, pp. 73-5.

Incipit: Bi-nam-i khudawand-i bala wa past
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, ii, pp. 620-622.
Ethe No 1234.
B.W. Robinson, Persian Paintings in the collection of the Royal Asiatic Society, pp. 73-5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 153 folios
Dimensions (leaf):


14 lines to the page in double column


Nasta'liq. H. Jouy


Brown leather French binding with flap and toole and blind-tooled decoration.


Origin: Paris. 1830.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by the King of Sardinia to the Oriental Translation Fund, April 16. 1831. (So Morley and v.s.))


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