Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 37 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Siyar al-muta'akhkharin by Ghulām Husain Khān, Ṭabaṭāḅāī, b. 1727 or 8

The text is preceded by 3 added folios with a list of contents, not by the original scribe. F1a: signature of Ellis, dated 8.9.98, F1b, signature in pencil: Paget Ruled margins. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Sipas-i bi-qiyas u sitayish-i sarmadi-asas
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 625-640.
Rieu, i, p 280.
Ethe, Nos 417.
Other copies in the collection, Nos 110-113.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 521 folios
Dimensions (leaf): .5

Layout

17 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown half-leather and marbled paper binding with tooled decoration, including Persain title on spine. A history of Mughal India in the eighteenth century. This manuscript is not volume 2 as stated on the binding and inside the front cover. It contains parts 1 and 2 in Storey's description. On f521a the author states that he intends to continue with the history from the twenty-first year of the reign of Muhammad Shah. This is dated 26 Muharram 1195. Apparently a variant recension. Ends with a description of some of the customs of the English and a discussion of the causes of disorder in the (Mughal) kingdom.

History

Origin: Wednesday 26 November 1817.

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