Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 305. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Shah Isma'il, the latter written in the margins.

F1a: signature of David Price. F324b ; poems of Baba Fighani and Mulla Siri, Poetical histories of Timur and of Shah Isma'il, the latter written in the margins. Ruled margins and dividing panels. Headings in red. Initial opening of rather simple illumination.

Incipit: Incipit, Timur-namah: Bi-nam-i khuda'i kih fikr-i khirad Incipit, Isma'il-namah: Khudaawand-i bi-chun khuda'i tu-rast
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 288-9, 303. Storey lists only one other MS of the Isma'il-namah

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 162 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10.5

Layout

15 lines to the page in double column and diagonally in the margins

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Red leather Indian binding with flap and stamped and painted decoration and doublures with flowers stencilled in silver.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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