Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 365 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Dīvān-i Shāhī

The intitial entry is written on a page inserted in the Library copy of Codrington, before page 545. (Differs from those of the MSS noted by Rieu and Ethe.) The MS was once in the Mughal Library; a number of the typical notes found on such books are found on f1a, together with five impressions of seals, largely illegible, but two of which are clearly of Shah Jahan's officials. One note records the transfer of the MS from Aristu to Da'ud in Isfandarmuz Ilahi, regnal year 4 (Probably of Shah Jahan. Check Seyller.) Another of Urdibihisht, the year illegible records transfer from? Fathallah the Sahibjam' for pishkash - presents.) Bound in before the original first flyleaf is an account, apparently for carpentry work, dated 12 Muharram. Headings in red and gold. Ruled margins and dividing panels. Illuminated panel over beginning of text with inscription: Diwan-i Mir Shahi, rahmat Allah 'alaihi.

Incipit: Biya ay az khatt-i sabzat hazaran dagh bar dil-ha
Language(s): Persian.

References

Rieu, ii, p. 640.
Ethe, Nos 1293ff.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf):

Layout

12 lines on a page in 2 columns

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

English brown leather tooled binding with marbled doublures.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by R.S. Greenshields.

Availability

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