Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 125. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Iqbal-namah-i Jahangiri: Volume III, covering the reign of Jahangir (A.H. 1014 to 1037) by Mu’tamad Khān, Muhammad Sharif, d. 1639 or 40

Lacks one folio at beginning and about three of text at end. (So Morley) It is unclear why Morley states the the MS is dated 1145.

Incipit: ... mukarramish afsurdagiha(-yi) jahan-i bi-ab u rang-ra
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 560-63.
Rieu, i, p. 255.
Ethe, Nos 312-5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 211
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5 × 5.5 in.

Layout

12 and 15 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq and Shikastah Amiz.

Binding

Inside front cover, a note stating the binding was repaired in 1971. The leather of the old red covers, which have stamped and painted decoration, has been attached to the covers of the new binding, of red leather with tooled spine.

History

Origin: 15 Rabi' II regnal year 19 of Muhammad Shah, under the Subahdari of the vizier Nizam al-Mulk and the deputyship of Hamid Khan Diwana. So colophon.

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest from Major David Price received 5 March 1836.

Availability

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