Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian Uncat 6 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Collection of medical tracts of Yusufi, who was active in India under Babur and Humayun by Yūsufī, Yūsuf ibn Muḥammad, 16th cent.

Contains, with reference to Storey's list of Yusufi's works. a) Sittah-i Daruriyyah. 6ff. Storey No 15. b) Qasidah dar Hifz-i Sihhat. 3ff. (Storey No 12). c) Nuskah dar Tadbir-i Ma'kul u Mashrub. In verse. 4ff. (Storey No 7). d) Qasidah dar Bayan-i Adwiyah. 2ff, On Arabic and Persian names for medicaments. (Storey No 8 cf. No 10). f) Jami' al-Fawa'id. 54ff. (Storey No 6). These items with the addition of the Fawa'id al-Akhyar (Storey No 4) and the Dala'il al-Nabd wa Dala'l al-Baul (Storey Nos 2 and 3) are listed with correct folio counts on the verso of the first page of b). Headings and punctuation etc in red, occasionally blue. Ruled margins.

Incipit: Incipit of item a): Al-hamdu lillahi al-mun'im li-hayat al-nufus
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, ii, pp. 235-9.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 70 or 71
Dimensions (leaf):


Lines per page varies


Naskh (mostly), some nasta'liq.


Limp red leather Indian binding with blind-stamped decoration.


Origin: The year A.H. 1227 is given at the end of item b). A colophon at the end is dated 18 Ramadan A.H. 917 and gives Kashmir as the place of completion, This evidently belongs to the original composition rather than the present MS.

Provenance and Acquisition

Possibly Storey bequest.


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