Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 338. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Hazar u Yak Shab by Anon.

Author: Anon.

F1a: a) Signature of John Romer and description of this work as translated from the Arabic Arabian Nights and of Coderington/Reade No 339, the Mufarrih al-Qulub, which is bound with this. b) Stamp, the name and dated inked in: Presented by the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by J Romer Esq. 1 April 1837. F1b: Impressions of Persian seal of Jan Rumir Bahadur, dated 1238 (1822-3), and his Devanagiri seal dated A.D. 1804. A portion of the Thousand and One Nights. Translated from the Arabic. (In the colophon the scribe mentions it contains 31 stories from the Hazar u Yak Ruz, the Thousand and One Days. Bound with and before Codrington/Reade No 339. Red headings and punctuation.

Incipit: Rawiyan-i 'aja'ib-i qisas[-i] akhbar
Language(s): Persian.

References

This MS is not in separately listed in the Donations Register for April 1 1837 nor in the list of books given by Romer in J.R.A.S., iv (1837), p.xiv. However, the work it is bound with, Codrington/Reade No 339, is there.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 119 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 6.25

Layout

13 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Akbar 'Ali Munshi

Binding

Red leather Indian binding with blind-stamped and tooled decoration. The spine a replacement.

History

Origin: Monday 4 Dhu 'l-Hijjah A.H. 1217 (28 March 1804).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by John Romer.

Availability

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