Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 329. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Kalīlah va Dimnah by ʻIbn al-Muqaffaʻ, d. ca. 760

Written on the instructions of John Romer.(A pencilled note on the verso of the leaf preceding the text states that the first page is wanting.) Second of 8 blank folios before text, recto: a) Signature of Jno Romer. b) Description of the work in English. Folio following text, recto: stamp, the name and date filled in in ink 'Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by John Romer Esq. I April 1837. Rendering into Persian of the Ibn al-Muqaffa''s Arabic rendering of the Fables if Bidpai. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: ... wa kudam i'jaz furutar az in
Language(s): Persian.

References

Rieu, ii, pp. 745-6.
For the provenance see Donations Register for April 1 1837.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 135 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 12.75 × 8.5 in.

Layout

17 lines to the page

Binding

Blue cloth binding; Carnegie U.K. Trust Grant 1930. The central part of one cover of the earlier stamped leather Indian binding is pasted inside the back cover.

History

Origin: 21 Sha'ban A.H. 1237 (4 May 1822).

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: John Romer.

Availability

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