Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 36 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Mirʼāt-i Aḥmadī by ʻAlī Muḥammad Khān, 1700?-

F1a: signature of Ellis, dated 14 Dec. 1891, F1b, and inside front cover: signature E E Pote. (Edward Ephraim Pote left a large number of Persian manuscripts acquired in India to Eton and King's Colleges. See the catalogue of the Eton collection by D.S. Margoliouth [Oxford 1904].) Inside back cover: No. 1639. Cat. Wm Patel Esq: of Peterborough. sold by Leigh & Sotheby on December 1810. A history of Gujarat. The manuscript contains the final part of the work, beginning with events of 1158. Headings and punctuation in red, also some names.

Incipit: Incipit, heading: Amadan-i Khandi Rau bana bar fara ham awardan
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 729-31.
Rieu, i, p 288-9.
Ethe, No 444.
Other copies in the collection: Codrington/Reade Nos 82-5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 378
Dimensions (leaf): 8.75 × 7.75 in.

Layout

15 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Lutfallah

Binding

Brown half-leather and painted board binding.

History

Origin: Sunday 4 Jumada II, regnal year 26 of Shah 'Alam, A.H. 1200.

Availability

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