Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 31 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Description of Akbarabad (Agra) by Sil Chand.

Lacks some folios at end. F1a: Signature of Ellis, dated 18.03.09. Folio preceding text: a) Ellis's signature dated as above. b) Description of the work boldly written in Persian, stating that the author received 500 rupees, a pair of Kashmir shawls and a certificate of employability for it, and criticising it as empty and inaccurate. Last folio of text, verso, in Ellis's hand: Luzac (Sotheby - Alexander). Compiled when James Stephen Lushington, Collector of Agra 1825-6, appealed for information about the town. Headings in red. Two tinted drawings pasted on inserted pages, the Taj Mahall and the Tomb of Akbar.

Incipit: Subhan allah dharrah-i bitab-ra bi-hudur-i khurshid
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, p. 693.
Ethe, No 731.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 9.25 × 5.75 in.


17 lines to the page




English calf binding with tooled spine.


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