Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 322. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of An anthology of prose and poetry

The manuscript is formed of sections written in more than one hand and of varying formats. F1a: a) Signature of David Price. b) Note of price of 3 rupees. Three folios after the final poem contain prayers and recipes, including two formulae for colouring Bidri ware. Back flyleaf, verso: Couplet lamenting the death of Tipu Sultan dated A.H. 1214 (1799-1800), the text defective. Includes pieces by Zuhuri, Tughra'i Mashhadi, 'Urfi, Abu 'l-Fadl, Mir Walihi Qummi, Nizam al-Mulk, Nasira-yi Hamadani, Baba Afdal and many others. Red headings and punctuation in parts. Scribe for the first uniform section and again later: Ibn Sadr al-Din Muhammad Baqir al-'Aqili al-Adhami al-Imami al-Isfahani.

Incipit: Surud-sarayan-i anjuman-i 'ishratgah- qal.
Language(s): Persian.


For a list of the manuscripts bequeathed by Price and a notice on him see J.R.A.S. iii (1836), pp. xii, lx.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 178 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10.5 × 6.5 in.


Number of lines varies


Red leather Indian binding with painted decoration, much of the leather missing.


Origin: 20 Dhu 'l-Hijja A.H. 1077 (18 June 1667),(In second colophon naming 'Aqili.


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