Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 116. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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

Folio one, recto: Briggs. First flyleaf, recto impression of small rectangular seal: Thakur Parshad (regnal year) 13 (A.H.?) 1248 (?). Also on verso of final flyleaf. Inside front cover, pasted slip: Lieut. Col. Briggs. Vol. I. Parts 1 and 2. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 114 (1). Illuminated panel on first page of text. Ruled margins. Rubricated headings and punctuation. Initial and final sections on pink paper.

Incipit: Allahu Akbar in chih daryaftist zharf u shinakhtist shigarf
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 114 (1)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 484
Dimensions (leaf): 13 × 8.75 in.

Layout

17 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Leather and marbled-paper covered binding, in very poor condition.

History

Origin: Daftar I, 29 Shawwal 1231, regnal year 11 of Muhammad Akbar Padishah; Daftar II, 18 Safar, A.H. 1232,regnal year 11, A.D. 1817 and Samvat 1873.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by General Briggs.

Availability

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