Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 39 (2) (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Akbarnāmah by Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak, 1551-1602

F1a: a) Signature of Ellis, dated 21.12.20. b) Notes in Persian, including a poem on the birth of a child. F293, verso, in Ellis's hand: Luzac (Beveridge) 21.12.20. Inserted loose is a concordance of the yearly headings of this manuscript and printed editions. The second part of the first book, going up to the seventeenth year of the reign of Akbar. Breaking off in the account of the birth of Prince Danial Ruled margins. Headings and punctuation in red. Illuminated panel above opening of text.

Incipit: Silsilah-i intizam-i kargah-i afarinish
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 114 (1).
Other copies in the collection, Nos 114 (1)- 121, Ellis No 39 (MSS 1. 3-5).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 293 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 11.25 × 6.75 in.


19 lines to the page




Green half-leather and marbled paper binding by Mudie.


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