Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 121. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Akbar-namah. Vol. III, or A'in-i Akbari by Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Mubārak, 1551-1602

Front flyleaf, recto: a) Presented to the Oriental Translation Committee by Sir A Malet Baronet. b) English notes on Indian currency and measures. Inside backcover, armorial bookplate of Sir Chas Warre Malet. Many pages, notably at the beginning, repaired and some partially rewritten. Seemingly the work of more than one scribe. A detailed description of Akbar's Empire Headings and puntuation in red. Some diagrams.

Incipit: Ay hame dar pardah nihan raz-i tu.
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 114 (1).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 324
Dimensions (leaf): 14.75 × 10 in.


25 lines on a page




Red leather Indian binding with flap. blind-tooled panels and painted decoration. Coloured paper doublures. Covers loose.


Origin: 2 Muharram 1066.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Charles W. Malet.


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