Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4539 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Raverty Collection

Excerpts historical and literary


Collection of miscellaneous literary and historical excerpts, including ʿAmal-i Ṣāliḥ, Iqbālnāmah-'i Jahāngīrī, Akbarnāmah, Jahāngīrnāmah, Tārīkh-i Humāyūnī, ʿĀlamgīrnāmah, Riyāz̤ al-maḥabbat, Jāmiʿ al-tavārīkh, Tārīkh-i Ṭabarī, Maʾās̲ir-i ʿĀlamgīrī, Tārīkh-i Mīrzā Muḥammad Bakhsh, Muntakhab al-tavārīkh, Muntakhab al-Labāb, Tārīkh-i ansāb, Vāqiʿāt-i Mushtāqī, Ṭabaqāt-i Akbarī, Chachnāmah, and so on

Palaeography of Persian follows local Pashtu conventions and some toponyms follow South Asian conventions

IOL stamp dated 9 Nov. 1908

Annotations in Persian and English, possibly by Raverty himself

Covers dismembered, boards detached

Estimated 500 folios approximately in total, plus loose leaves

Language(s): Persian & English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 500 ff. approx.
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 230 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE ; Afghanistan


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