Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 345 (3) (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Preface to the Shahnamah of Firdausi by Anon.

Author: Anon.

For further details see Codrington/Reade No 345 (1). The preface written for the edition compiled for the Timurid Prince Baysunghur Mirza. Crude illuminated panel at beginning of text. Headings, punctuation etc in red. Ruled margins on the first few folios.

Incipit: Iftitah-i sukhan an bih kih kunad ahl-i kamal
Language(s): Persian.


Storey (De Blois), v, p. 111.
For Price's bequest see J.R,A.S., iii (1836), pp. xii-xiv, lx.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 27 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10 × 5.75 in.


14 lines on a page


Nasta'liq. Muhammad Muhammadi [?]


Origin: 2 Rabi' II A.H. 1210 (16 October 1795).

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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