Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 110. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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

Upside down inside front, originally back, cover, crested bookplate of N.B. Edmonstone. A history of the Muhammadan power in India, from A.H. 1118 to 1195. Contains sections 1 and 2 of the work as described by Storey. 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.
For Edmonstone's bequest see the donations register under November 6 1841, p. 408 and J.R.A.S., viii, Annual Report, p. x, Proceedings, p. xxxi.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 481
Dimensions (leaf): 10.5 × 7.75 in.

Layout

21 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Half-leather European binding, with tooling on spince and blind-tooled edges. At some stage replace back to front and upside down,

History

Origin: The date at the end, seven days before the end of Ramadan 1195, is that of the original composition and not of the copying.

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Neil Benjamin Edmonstone.

Availability

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