Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 325. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of A manuscript of bayad form mostly containing poetry with other assorted notes

Much of the MS is taken up by a long devotional and ethical poem in mutaqarib metre, missing the beginning. Other pieces are of a similar pious nature. Ruled margins and dividing panels. A few headings in red. Some folios tinted blue.

Incipit: Ankih amad nuh falak mi'raj-i u
Language(s): Persian.

References

For Price's bequest see J.R.A.S., iii (1836), pp. xii-xiv, lx.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 79 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 5.5 × 3.25 in.

Layout

No of lines varies; mostly written diagonally

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Red cloth binding, dated 1971.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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