Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 326. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Anvār-i Suhaylī by Kāshifī, Ḥusayn Vāʻiẓ, d. 1504 or 5

Incomplete at beginning, starting in the middle of the story of the owls and the crows. On watermarked European paper. Front flyleaf: a) signature of J? Luck? b) Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827. A Persian reworking of the Kalilah wa Dimnah, itself based on a Sanskrit original.

Incipit: ... mizaj darad wa ma'ayib-i bi-ghayat wa maqabih-i bi-nihayat
Language(s): Persian.

References

Rieu, ii, pp. 755-6.
Ethe, No 757.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 158 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 9.25 × 7.25 in.

Condition

Some damage caused by white ants at end.

Layout

15 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather European-style binding with blind-tooled decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.

Availability

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