Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 10 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Zubdat al-tawārīkh by Ḥaydar ibn ʻAlī Ḥusaynī Rāzī

The manuscript lacks a preface. Above the text on f1b a note in blue pencil identifies it as the Mir'at al-Adwar of of Muslih al-din Lari, incorrectly. Over this is another in black ink identifying it as the Zubdat al-Tawarikh of Haidar(-i) 'Ali Husaini Razi which appears to be correct. F1a. Signature of Ellis, and date 25.3.02 Inserted loose near the beginning is a table of contents in the hand of Ellis. The first volume of a large general history, beginning with the creation and ending with Mamliks of Egypt. Headings in red.

Incipit: Dhikr-i ankih awwal mawjud gasht
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, p. 124.
Rieu, Suppt. pp. 20-22. Cf. I, pp. 887-8.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 685 folios
Dimensions (leaf):


The final folio is damaged.


25 lines to the page


Nasta'liq (small).


Red leather Indian binding, perhaps in European technique, with silver tooling.


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