Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 117. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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

First five folios replacements on diferent paper in a different hand. Last written folio a replacement in yet another hand, on watermarked paper, as is final blank folio. Watermark, Brittania in heraldic cartouche C Patch 1802 Front flyleaf, verso: Persian recording gift of the MS from Major Coley (?) to Captain Davy, with pencilled translation. Rubricated headings and punctuation, Two gatherings of 8 folios have ruled margins. Four diagrams of horoscopes.

Incipit: Allahu Akbar. In chih daryaftist zharf
Language(s): Persian.

References

As No 114 (1).
This is perhaps not from Price but one of the two volumes entered in the Donations Register for 5 March 1836 as given by Captain Davy. Try to check. The second volume is probably the Malfuzat-i Timurii.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 146
Dimensions (leaf): 12.25

Layout

23 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather European-style binding.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest from Major David Price received 5 March 1836.

Availability

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