Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 109. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of ʻIbrat nāmah by ʻIbrat, Muḥammad Qāsim Ḥusaynī

Front flyleaf, recto: a) impression of small rectangular seal: Charls War Malit 1199 b) Presented to the Oriental Translation Com[mittee] by Sir A Malet Bart c) Brlist of Emperors from Bahadur Shah to Muhammad Shah, continuing to verso and in the hand of the scribe of the main text. Inside back cover, armorial bookplate of Sir Chas Warre Malet. A history of the Empire of Delhi from the death of Aurangzib to A.H. 1133/1721. Written for Ihtisham al-Daulah Nasir al-Mulk Mister Charles Warre Malet Bahadur Firuz Jang.

Incipit: rasmist qadim u tariqi mustaqim
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 607-8.
Rieu, i, p. 231, iii, pp. 939-40, 1082.
Ethe, No 393.
For Malet's gift see the Transactions for 1830, pp. xxxiv-xxxv.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 12 on a page
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5




Red leather oriental binding with flap, and stamped and painted decoration. gold-sprinkled paper doublures embossed with a floral design.


Origin: 12 Jumada I A.H. 1202 and 18 February A.D. 1788.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Alexander Malet.


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