Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 303 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Mihr va-Mushtarī by ʻAṣṣār Tabrīzī, Muḥammad, d. 1382 or 3

F1a: impressions of seals of Ibrahim Qutbshah, Muhammad Quli Qutbshah, Muhammad Qutbshah, dated 1021? (1612-13?), Sultan Muhammad dated 1117? (1705-6?), Hajji Rajab 'Ali, dated 1187 (1773-4), Ibrahim, dated 1213 (1798-9). Folio preceding text, recto, in pencil: Đ3.3.0 Verso: a) Purchased by the Oriental Translation Committee b) Two impressions of the seal of Sultan Muhammad noted above. Written diagonally in the margins of ff6-23 is a section of a mathnawi telling of the love of Mahmud and Ayaz, so far unidentified. Ruled margins and dividing panels. Headings in red. Illuminated panel over beginning of text. Rather crude later dividing panels on ff6-16, some with painted flowers.

Incipit: Bi-nam-i padishah-i 'alam-i 'ishq
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, ii, pp. 626-7.
Ethe, No 1244.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 187 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.75 × 5.5 in.


13 lines to the page in double column


Nasta'liq. Fathallah


Brown leather Indian binding with stamped and painted decoration, the binding repaired in 1929 from the Carnegie Trust U.K. grant.


Origin: 24 Rajab A.H. 959 (15 July 1552).

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by purchase. (V.s and so also Morley)


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