Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 103A. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Muntakhab al-Lubāb by Khāfī Khān, Muḥammad Hāshim, ca. 1663-ca. 1731

The entry is handwritten in the Library's interleaved copy of Codrington. Title misread by Reade. An index of contents of 9ff precedes the text. On European paper, with watermarks: a) Crest-like device, inscribed around edge 'PRO BONO PUBLICO' with motto below UNIVERSAL FOOLSCAP. b) Diagonally on shield 'LESCHALLAS'; below1879. Vol III. History of the Deccan Sultanates Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Hamd-i bi-hadd u thana-yi la tu'add padshahi-ra sazawarast
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 102.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 12.5 × 9.25 in.


15 lines on a page


Nasta'liq. Muhammad Samsam al-Din


Half-leather European-style binding, but with label inside front cover: Bound at Education Society's Press Byculla. (i.e. at Calcutta).


Origin: 17 Jumada II A.H. 1297.

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance unknown.


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