Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 3 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Tarikh-i Firoz-Shahi by Z̤iyāʼ al-Dīn Baranī, fl. 1284-1356

F1a: A.G. Ellis 14.9.99 (also on the preceding folio, recto.) Flyleaf before text, recto: Abbott Col First flyleaf, recto: dah juz' (10 sections) and note of price. This is repeated inside the back cover. Inside front cover: armorial bookplate of James Abbott, motto 'Hesperidum'. Very possibly the famous Sir James Abbott of Abbottabad fame. See Buckland. Within the MS are a pencilled note in the hand of Simon Digby describing it and a card with 'Mr. Hast. Macsween R. Engineers' written on it. A history of the Sultans of Delhi from Balban to Firoz Shah Tughluq. This copy is defective, breaking off towards the end of the reign of Balban.

Incipit: Hamd u thanay mar khuda'i-ra kih az akhbar u athar
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 505-8.
Rieu, iii, pp. 919-20.
Ethe, No 211.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5 × 5.25 in.

Layout

15 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather binding, the spine replaced with tooled title etc.

History

Origin: There is a colophon dated A.H. 1206 at the end, but it is in a new hand and the paper of this folio is different.

Availability

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