Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4079 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Irvine Collection

Habib al-siyar, vols 3-4


1 copy of Ḥabīb al-siyar by Khvānd Mīr, Ghiyās̲ al-Dīn ibn Humām al-Dīn

Universal history, with particular reference to Safavid Iran

Consists of the third and fourth volumes only

Colophon (f. 309v): completed by Iḥsān Allāh ibn Shaykh Rafīʿ Allāh, 17 Ramaz̤ān 1165/29 July 1752

Replacement leaves (ff. 1-18)

Folios tinted pink and cream (ff. 19-309)

Acquired by William Irvine 15/5/[18]95

Heavily damaged by wormholes

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 309 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 255 × 180 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 17 Ramaz̤ān 1165 AH; 29 July 1752 CE ; India


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