Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4045 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection



1 copy of ʿIbrat'nāmah by Sayyid Muḥammad Qāsim Ḥusaynī Lāhawrī "ʿIbrat"

History of the Timurids or Mughals, extending from the death of Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I (Awrangzīb, d. 1707) to the fall of the Bārahah Sayyids, in 1133 / 1721

The work was completed in 1135 / 1722-3

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Transcribed by order of G. J. Nicholls, Judge at Farrukhabad, from a manuscript obtained from Agra

Filiation: Copied from a manuscript belonging to an unnamed muftī's library, Bareilly

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 119 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 175 × 270 mm.


Clear, but gradually deteriorating nastaʿlīq

. Scribe: [Muḥammad] ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī (?)




Origin: 19th century CE Benares (Varanasi) ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

William Irvine

Muḥammad ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz of Bhitrī


William Irvine

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/6 6_155r


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