Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Shāh u Darwīsh by Hilālī, Badr al-Dīn, d. 1528 or 9

First additional blank page preceding text, recto: Note signed ACY[ate]: 'Bought at Kandahar March 1882' and a brief description. Front flyleaf, recto, in pencil: Bought at Kandahar 1881. ACY 27.4.1925. Inside front cover: Armorial bookplate of Lt-Colone Arthur Campbell Yate. A mathnawi poem. Panel of illumination over beginning of text. Headings in red on gold. Ruled and coloured margins. Leaf design in gold and pink on narrow panel separating the hemistichs.

Incipit: Ay wujud-i tu asl-i har mawjud
Language(s): Persian.

References

Rieu, ii, p. 656.
Ethe, No 1426.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 7.75 × 4.5 in.

Layout

13 lines to the page in two columns

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

English brown half-leather binding with some tooling.

History

Origin: A.H. 1200.

Provenance and Acquisition

Storey bequest.

Availability

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