Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 302. (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?

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.


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


12 lines to the page in double column




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


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw)


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