Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 18 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of ʻĀlamgīrnāmah by Muḥammad Kāz̤im ibn Muḥammad Amīn

F1a (pencilled numeration): two lists in siyaq. F2a: a) ?. A. Ramsay 1815 b) Note in Persian giving number of folios as 210. Ff213i4 (later additions): charms and pieces of poetry. F215b (following an unnumbered folio), verso: list in siyaq, mostly of turban-cloths and hats. A history of the first ten years of the reign of Aurangzib 'Alamgir. Red headings and punctuation.

Incipit: Ay dadah bi-'aql partau-i agahi
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 585-7.
Rieu, i, pp. 266-7.
Ethe, No 347.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 21 folios, as numbered in pencil; text has 210, as in older numbering in Arabic numerals
Dimensions (leaf): 11.75 × 8.25 in.


23 lines to the page


Nasta'liq. Nurallah son of Mir 'Azizallah


Brown leather tooled English binding with marbled doublures. Marbled edges of pages.


Origin: 28 Rajab; no year.


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