Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 22 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Nuzhat al-arwāḥ by Mīr Ḥusaynī Haravī, Ḥusayn ibn ʻĀlim, 1272 or 3-ca. 1317
(As on Ethe 1821) Has many marginal notes. F1a: a) Signature of Ellis. b) Note in Arabic stating that the book is the first part of the Nuzhat al-Arwah, incorrectly. c) Note of ownership of Mir Muhammad 'Ali son of Mir Maqsud (the original owner) beside the impression of Muhammad 'Ali's large round seal dated A.H. 1104. d) Defaced notes and seal impressions. F104b: a) Note of ownership of Ram Singh by the impression of his small oval seal dated 1136. b) Note of ownership of Muhammad Taqi by the impression of his small seal dated 1206?, both in red ink. c) Note in Persian giveing number of folios as 104. A work on the conduct of the mystical life. Contains all 28 chapters. The manuscript was written on the instructions of Mir Miran Sayyid Maqsud Jiw b. Sayyid Qasim b. Shah Jani resident in ... Headings and punctuation in red.
Incipit: Al-hamdu lillah rabb al-'alamin 'ala kulli hal fi kulli hin
Language(s): Persian.

References

Rieu, i, p. 40.
Ethe, No 1821.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 104
Dimensions (leaf): 6.5 × 4.5 in.

Condition

Considerable worm damage.

Layout

14 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Sayyid 'Abd al-Shukur

Binding

English green cloth and marbled paper binding.

History

Origin: A.H. 1103.

Availability

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