Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 332. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Abwab al-Jinan by Mirza Rafi' al-din Muhammad b. Fathullah Qazwini.

Box 126 F1a: a) signature of David Price b) Notes of ownership by Muhammad Hasan b.Hajji Muhammad Tahir b. Karbala'i Salih (3), and Mirza Baba. c) Obscured impression of small oval seal of Muhammad ...? d) Six poor impression of the elongated octagonal seal of David Price. Folio preceding text, recto: description of the work by Price, with his signature and the date March 1793. A collection of religious and ethical prescriptions from a Shi'i point of view. The first volume only. Headings and punctuation in red. Ethical and religious prescriptions, from a Shi'i point of view.

Incipit: Bihtarin Maqali kih sar-khail-i karawan-i funun-i muhawarat
Language(s): Persian.


Ethe, No 2213. Cf. Rieu, ii, pp. 697-8.
For Price's bequest see J.R.A.S., iii (1836), pp. xii-xiv, lx.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 256 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 9.75


21 lines to the page


Nasta'liq. 'Azizullah b. Tahmasp Quli


Red leather Indian binding with stamped and painted decoration, the spine a replacement, with tooled title etc.


Origin: 8 Dhu 'l-Qa'dah A.H. 1079 (9 April 1669).

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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