Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 16 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Iqbalnamah-i Jahangiri by Mu’tamad Khān, Muhammad Sharif, d. 1639 or 40

Folio preceding text, verso: Note in Persian recording the presentation of the book to Major Edmonds? F1a. a) Seal impression: Harold Thomson Lyon. 1895. b) Signature of Ellis with date 23.3.07. Front flyleaf, recto: Lot 591/1. Part III of the work covering the history of the reign of Jahangir Headings in red.

Incipit: Shayistah-i sarir-i saltanat wa farmanrawa'i
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 560-3.
Rieu, i, p. 255.
Ethe, Nos 312, 315.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 310 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 9.25


8 lines on the page


Nasta'liq. Dustdar 'Ali


Brown half-leather and marbled paper English binding. Loose.


Origin: Haidarabad. (Presumably in the Deccan) 21 Jumada II A.H. 1211. Written in the space of three months.


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