Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 307. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: Ghazals followed by ruba'is, both arranged by rhyming letter. Cf. Ethe No 1601, with the same incipit after a prose preface which is absent in this MS. Apparently an early collection of the author's work.

F1a: a) Note of acquisition at Burhanpur in 1163 (1749-50) and loan to somebody, next to impression of rectangular seal of Mirza Nawazish Khan dated 1163. b) Verses of Nurjahan Begum, Nasir 'Ali and Jalal Asir. F1b: signature of David Price. Extra folios before and after the text contain verses, including ones attributed to Bidil, 'Ishqi and Adham. Author was governor of Kashmir and Kabul under Shahjahan.

Incipit: Chu gardad sharmsari dar qiyamat 'udhr-khwah-i ma Ghazals followed by ruba'is, both arranged by rhyming letter. Cf. Ethe No 1601, with the same incipit after a prose preface which is absent in this MS. Apparently an early collection of the author's work.
Language(s): Persian.

References

Ethe No 1601.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 8.75 × 4.75 in.

Layout

15 lines to the page in double column

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Limp leather Indian binding with blind-stamped and painted decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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