Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 126. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Pādishāh′nāmah by Amīnā Qazvīnī, Muḥammad Amīn ibn Abū al-Ḥasan

In the colophon given the title Shahjahan-namah and attributed wrongly to Mulla Hamid Naguri. First folio, recto: signature of L?O? Knox. First front flyleaf, recto, and final flyleaf, verso: impressions of small rectangular seal of Thakur Parshad dated 1224 and 13. Inside back cover, upside down: paper slip: Lieut. Col. Briggs. A history of the first ten years of Shah Jahan's reign. Scribe may be 'Awad 'Ali Khan. Illuminated initial opening. Ruled margins. Red headings and punctuation.

Incipit: Tarawat-i chaman-i alfaz u tazagi-yi gulshan-i ma'ani
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, 567.
Rieu, i, p. 258-9.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 408
Dimensions (leaf): 12.75 × 8.75. in.


20 lines on a page


Nasta'liq. 'Awad 'Ali Khan


Good quality brown and red leather Oriental binding with stamped decoration. Now upside down, the spine apparently repaired.


Origin: Ilahabad. Sha'ban, regnal year one of Shah 'Alam, which began in A.H. 1173, A.D. 1759.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by General Briggs.


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