RAS Persian 317. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
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'.
19 lines on a page
Nasta'liq. Muhammad Taqi b.Hajji 'Ali Khan Ardabili
Green leather oriental binding with flap and stamped and tooled decoration picked out in red. Interior of covers and flap have tooled decoration.
Provenance and Acquisition
Bequeathed by General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).