Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 317. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Mafātīḥ al-I‘jāz by Lāhījī, Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá, active 15th century

A commentary on the Gulshan-i Rāz گلشن راز of Shabistarī, Maḥmūd ibn ʻAbd al-Karīm, -approximately 1320 شبستری Copied at the command of Mirza Rida Khan Beg Safawi.

According to the colophon, copied from a MS written eleven years after the original was composed (in A.H. 877). Front flyleaf, verso: armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. A commentary on the Gulshan-i Raz of Mahmud Shabistari. Ruled margins. Headings and punctuation in red. Paper of text area sprinkled with gold. Illuminated panel above opening of text. Scribe's poetic name is 'Jununi'.

Incipit: Bismika al-'azim al-shamil faiduhu al-muqaddas li-kull maujud
Language(s): Persian.

References

Ethe No 1816.
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: Folios 222
Dimensions (leaf): 7.25

Layout

19 lines on a page

Binding

Green leather oriental binding with flap and stamped and tooled decoration picked out in red. Interior of covers and flap have tooled decoration.

History

Origin: The village of Busjin near Ardabil, at a time of plague, when an estimated 600 people of the village died. Wednesday 18 Dhu 'l-Qa'da A.H. 1096 (15 October 1685) .

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).

Availability

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