Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 321. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of An anthology of poetry by Anon.

Author: Anon.

The text ends with f71, breaking off abruptly (unless the folios are bound out of order). This is followed by three folios in the same format and hand containing an index of the first phrases of the poems, not carried right through. After this are two folios with poems of Jamal al-Din Bukhari and his son Kamal al-Din. F1a: signature of David Price. On European paper. Includes poems by Bu 'Ali Qalandar, Nargisi, Rindi, Jami, Sa'ib, Ibn Yamin, Kalim, 'Urfi, et al. with a mathnawi by Nasir 'Ali. Headings and page numbers in red. Compiler not named.

Incipit: Gar 'ishq nabudi wa gham-i 'ishq nabudi.
Language(s): Persian.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 75 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 7.5


20 lines to the page




Blue cloth binding, Carnegie U.K. Trust 1930. The leather of the covers of the previous Indian binding are pasted inside the new covers. They have painted decoration.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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