Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 331. (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

Pencilled notes on Morley's catalogue have led to this and Codrington/Reade No 230 being confused. F1a: a) Signature of David Price. b) Four faint impressions of the Persian seal of David Price, dated 12?? Ruled margins. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Sitayish wa sipayish-i azal u abad khudwandi-ra [sic]
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 330.
For Price's bequest see J.R.A,S., iii (1836), pp. xii-xiv, lx.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 416 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 11 × 6.25 in.

Layout

15 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Muhammad Mu'azzam

Binding

Brown leather Indian binding with flap and painted decoration.

History

Origin: The first pas of Monday 5 Muharram A,H. 1203, possibly 1204. (6 November 1788 or 26 November 1789)

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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