Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 130. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A history of Shah Jahan. The latter portion of the work beginning at the eleventh year of the reign and continuing until the death of Shah Jahan. Ending with a list of mansabdars.

Front flyleaf, recto: a) Impression of small rectangular seal of Thakur Parshad dated 1224 and also with number 13 (?). b) Shah Jehan Namah containing the events of his Reign after the 10th Year of his Reign Briggs Dhooha 1819. folio 1, recto: L (?) O Knox Inside front cover, pasted slip: Lieut. Col. Briggs.

Incipit: Chun ayyam-i sal-i yazdahum-i julus-i maimanat-ma'nus
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp.578-81.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 306
Dimensions (leaf): 12.75 × 8.75. in.

Layout

20 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown and red leather binding, presumably Indian, with tooled and stamped decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by General Briggs.

Availability

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