Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Z. 7 (Old Library, Jesus College, Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Gulistān by Saʿdī

Title: Gulistān
Language(s): Persian

References

Physical Description

Form: other
Support: Oriental paper
Extent: 186 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 18,4 × 11,8 cm.
Dimensions (written): 12
Foliation: Foliation supplied by the cataloguer

Collation

iv(8), iv(16), iv(24), iv(32), iv(40), iv(48), iv(56), iv(64), iv(72), iv(80), iv(88), iv(96), iv(104), iv(112), iv(120), iv(128), iv(136), iv(144), iv(152), iv(160), iv(168), iv(176), iv(184), ii(186), ii(188)

Catchwords in each verso in black ink

Condition

Good condition

Layout

11 lines per page

Hand(s)

Taʿlīq, black ink

Decoration

Rubrications in red ink

Additions:
  • inscription

    In f. 1: "The Rose Garden" The Gulistán () of Shaikh Sâdi Al-Shirázì. Persian Poems presented by Mr Lewis

Binding

Binding in cardboard and leather with carved decoration

History

Origin: 1096 AH; 1685 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The manuscript was the property of George Lewis, d. 1729, as stated in a seal bearing his name in Arabic characters and the date 1707

Presented by George Lewis, d. 1729

Availability

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