Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 302. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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

Numerous glosses in a minute hand. F1a: several partly effaced notes, one dated mid-rajab 1063 (June 1653). Inside front cover: armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. Inside back cover: printed slip giving a description of the MS, probably from a sale catalogue. Ruled margins and dividing panels. Panel of illumination over beginning of text.

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

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 301.
General Gordon's bequest of books and Turkish, Perian and Arabic manuscripts is mentioned, without details in the donations register under November 6 1841. The bequest is mentioned in J.R.A.S., vii, 1843, Annual Report, p. x, and the manuscripts are briefly listed in the Proceedings, pp. xxx-xxxi.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 147 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5

Layout

12 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Eastern binding, probably Indian, with stamped and painted decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw)

Availability

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