Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian Uncat 4 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Dīvān-i Sayf-i Isfarangī

Two facing pages in the middle have a number of seal impressions, largely effaced. Last folio, recto: a number of seal impressions around colophon, largely effaced. Last folio, verso: verses, notes of possession, one of Muhammad Ja'far, and seal impressions, including two of ... Shah Mir, dated 1109. Front flyleaf, recto: printed form for number filled in with 272 in European numerals and with 'Diwan-i Saif Isfarangi' in Persian. The name occurs in the colophon, but is evidently an alteration. Attribution needs to be checked. Many poems in praise of officials of Khurasan, e.g. Fakhr al-Mulk, probably later twelfth or early thirteenth century. Incomplete decoration. All headings left blank.

Incipit: Ay zadah dar sukhanit 'iqd-i thurayya
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, ii, pp. 624-6.
Ethe, No 1059.
These are not closely similar to the R.A.S. manuscript.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf):


25 lines to the page




Brown leather binding with blind-tooled decoration.


Origin: Dhu 'l-Qa'dah A.H. 1013.

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of C.A. Storey, 1967. (See Digby ledger, p. 14.)


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