Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 349 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of A notebook, containing the items listed under Notes

A notebook containing a number of short pieces, mostly in the same hand, as follows: . (1) A collection of medical recipes and notes. 13 folios. 17 lines on a page. (2) Mahdud (Mahzuz?) al-Nisa fi Tarkib al-Hukama. On sexual activity. Inicipit: Bandah-i ad'af al-Muslimin wa ahqas al-Mu'minin 'Abdallah Ansari. This ascription is presumably false. Headings in red. 18 folios. 20 lines on a page. (3) Further medical recipes. 2+folios. (4) A rhyming Arabic,Persian and Hindustani vocabulary. Dated 9 Safar A.H. 1095. In a large hand and forming a distinct fascicle. 10 folios. 11 lines on a page. (5) A collection of distiches, preceded by circular diagrams containing the vocabulary used. Though called ruba'is the distiches are not in standard ruba'i metre. 3 folios. (6) The counsels of Nushirvan the Just and other stories and wise sayings. 3 folios. 15 lines on a page. (7) An Arabic-Persian vocabulary. 4 folios. (8). List of medical drugs. 1 folio.

Language(s): Persian.

References

None found for item 2.
For Price's bequest see J.R.A.S., iii (1836), pp. xii-xiv, lx.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5 × 4.75 in.

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather Indian binding with stamped decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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