Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 123. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Jahāngīr′nāmah by Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan, 1569-1627

Inside front cover: armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. Front flyleaf recto, in pencil Đ2-2-0 Inside back cover, pasted strip, probably from a catalogue. In pencil: 2/2/0 The so-called garbled memoirs of Jahangir, with the Pand-namah, supposedly written by Jahangir himself. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Hamd-i bi-hadd wa sipas-i la tu'add dawari-ra sazad
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 114 (2).
General Gordon's bequest of books and Turkish, Perian and Arabic manuscripts is mentioned, without details in the donations register under November 6 1841. The bequest is mentioned in J.R.A.S., vii, 1843, Annual Report, p. x, and the manuscripts are briefly listed in the Proceedings, pp. xxx-xxxi.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 164
Dimensions (leaf): 11 × 6.75 in.

Layout

13 and 17 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).

Availability

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