Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 330. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of ʻIyār-i dānish by Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak, 1551-1602

F1a: a) Signature of Jno Romer IMS? b) Stamp, the name filled in ink: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by John Romer Esq Folio following text, verso: copy of a Persian letter. A reworking of the Kalilah wa Dimnah, on the basis of the versions of Nasrullah Munshi and Kashifi. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Sipas-i azal u abad khudawandi-ra
Language(s): Persian.

References

Rieu, ii, pp. 756-7.
Ethe, No 757.
For the provenance see Donations Register for November 18 1848.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 223
Dimensions (leaf): 12.75 × 8.5 in.

Layout

15 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather binding with blind-stamped decoration, the spine replaced and tooled with title etc, including the wrong Nos: Codrington 331, for 330 and Morley MS Catalogue 223 (for the dubious 223a - see below).

History

Origin: 5 Jumada II A.H. 1209 (28 December 1794).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by John Romer.

Availability

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