Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 860 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts


Gulistān by Saʻdī

Title: Gulistān
Language(s): Persian

For other copies of this work held in the Rylands, see Persian MS 16/2, 84/2, 512/2, and 943.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):





Origin: undated

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly part of the collection of Duncan Forbes (1798-1868), orientalist, whose collection of manuscripts was acquired by Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford in 1866 through W. H. Allen.

Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.

Record Sources

Bibliographical description based on an index created by Reza Navabpour circa 1993. Identification of provenance based on manuscript catalogue by Michael Kerney, circa 1890s.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Iran Heritage Foundation

The John Rylands Research Institute


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