Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 25 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Farhang-i Muḥammad Shāhī by Sarābī Tabrīzī, Muḥammad Karīm ibn Mahdī Qulī

F1a: Printed bookplate of Sani' al-Daula Muhammad Hasan Khan dated 1298. Later entitled I'timad al-Saltana he was one of Nasir al-Din Shah's ministers. On the bookplate the signature of Ellis. Front flyleaf, verso: account in siyaq. Under end of text: impression of rectangular seal of 'Abd al-Rahim. After text several folios with ruled margins, some coloured. These and the flyleaves have bits of poetry etc written on them. A Persian dictionary, written at the suggestion of Prince Bahman Mirza for presentation to his brother, the future Muhammad Shah. Ruled and gilded margins. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Al-hamdu lillah alladhi khalaqa al-wara
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, iii, pp. 49-50.
Rieu, Suppt p. 119.
Storey list no other MS; a later version, the Burhan-i Jami' is more common.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10.25


24, later 27 lines to the page


Nasta'liq. with headwords in naskh; in the latter part all naskh.


Brown leather binding, presumably Persian, with coloured stamped decoration


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