Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 350 (1) (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Munājāt by Anṣārī al-Harawī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad, 1006-1089

Title: Munājāt

Bound with Codrington/Reade No 350 (2). F1a: a) Large round seal of Ayyub khanahzad of Muhammad Shah, dated A.H. 1132 (1719-20), regnal year one. Standing next to title written in bold naskh. b) Note evidently referring to eighteenth-century restorantion mentioning 44 folios including ? written ones. There is a similar note on the verso of the last folio of No 350 (2). c) Signature of David Price. Text is a prayer. The text areas of the folios of the sixteenth-century manuscript have been remounted on blue paper decorated with ruled borders and partly sprinkled with silver. The panel of illumination above the beginning of the text is probably from the original.

Incipit: Ay zi dardat bi-dilan-a darman amadah
Language(s): Persian.

References

Rieu, i, p. 35.
Ethe, No 1779.
Storey, i, pp. 924-7.
For Price's bequest see J.R.A.S., iii (1836), pp. xii-xiv, lx.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 16 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 9.25

Layout

9 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Sultan Bayazid

Binding

Brown leather Indian binding with flap and stamped and painted decoration. The front cover detached, the flap loose.

History

Origin: Herat. Shawwal A.H. 966 (July-August 1559).

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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