Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 108 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Ma'athir al-Umara by Shāhnavāz Khān Awrangābādī, 1700-1758 .

Some marginal notes in pencil in English. First folio, verso: within a circle '7' in ink, beside 'Briggs' in pencil. Pasted inside back cover: printed slip 'Lieut. Col. Briggs.' A copy of the second edition, with additions by the author's son Mir 'Abd al-Hayy Samsam al-Mulk. The MS was written at the prompting of Colonel John Briggs. See colophon.

Incipit: Sitayish-i bi-kiran wa niyayish-i bi-andazah
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 1094-110
Rieu, i, pp. 339-4
Ethe, Nos 627-

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 21 lines to the page
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 11.25 in.

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. 'Asim 'Ali Shah Shattari

Binding

Reddish brown leather Indian binding with gilt-stamped and painted decoration. Red headings and punctuation. A large and well-written manuscript in excellent condition. Headings are written in black vertically in the margins, presumably as a guide to the rubricator. Many of these have been trimmed in the course of binding.

History

Origin: Awrangabad. Rabi' I 1242.

Provenance and Acquisition

Provenance: General John Briggs.

Availability

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