Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 352 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Nigāristān by Juvaynī, Muʻīn al-Dīn, fl. 1334

A work written in imitation of Sa'di's Gulistan

The original entry is written on the Library copy of Codrington, p. 354. F1a: a) Large round seal of Sharaf slave of Shah Jahan Padshah dated A.H. 1037 (1627-8) and regnal year one. [Not of Shah Jahan himself.] An associated note has been defaced. b) Small oval seal: Sharaf al-adam bil-khatam, undated. c) Defaced impressions of two seals and a note. Final folio, verso: Note dated 1065 (1654-5) recording a reading of the MS, partially defaced. This is probably connected with a number of marginal note and textual corrections, mostly early in the MS. Final flyleaf, verso, optimistic description of the MS and prices: Đ2-20-0, then Đ1-10-0 A collection of anecdotes, written in imitation of Sa'di's Gulistan. Headings and punctuation in red. Red ruled margins. Illuminated panel over beginning of text, the central portion cut out and then patched with a piece of paper tinted pink and with gilt scrolling.

Incipit: Hamd u sipas khuday-ra kih thaqiyyatish [sic? for azaliyyatish] az simat bidayat munazzah ast
Language(s): Persian.j

References

Rieu, ii, pp. 754-5.
Ethe, No 755.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 292 folios
Dimensions (leaf):

Layout

17 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather European-style binding.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by A. A. Whiteman.

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