Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 35 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Masir-i Talibi fi bilad-i Ifranji. by Abū Ṭālib Khān, 1752-1806?.

F1a: Signature of Ellis, dated 27/8.09. Final folio of text, verso, in Ellis's hand: Luzan (Campbell) Second folio after text, verso: The honble A. Seton Esquire. An account of the author's journey to Europe and his observations. Written on the instructions of Nawwab Abu 'l-Qasim Khan. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Ba'd-i hamd-i khudawand-i 'alam kih bakhshandah-i humam
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 144-6, 878-9.
Rieu, i, p. 384.
Ethe, No 2727.
The same work as Codrington/Reade No 177.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 14


19 lines to the page


Brown leather blind-tooled binding, the covers and spine loose. Needs conservation.


Origin: A.H. 19 Sha'ban 1220. (Slightly earlier than any in Storey.)


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