Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Storey Persian 5 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Laili wa Majnun by Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3

Front flyleaf, recto: Đ2.0 0 Back flyleaf, verso: STOREY The well-known mathnawi of Nizami. Headings in red. Ruled margins. Illuminated panel above beginning of text.

Incipit: Ay nam-i tu bihtarin sar-aghaz
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, v (De Blois), pp. 363-409.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 11

Layout

21 lines to the page in four columns

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Red and brown leather Eastern binding with stamped, tooled and painted decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of C. A. Storey.

Availability

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