Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 131. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of ʻĀlamgīrnāmah by Muḥammad Kāz̤im ibn Muḥammad Amīn

Gatherings are numbered conspiciously in words and figures at the top left front corner of the initial folio. Towards the end two are bound upside down. First folio, recto: a) Notice of ownership? of Mihta? Shahbu Ram with mention of his father and other members of the family. b) Persian verses etc. Below end of text' Persian verses and scribblings. Second front flyleaf, recto: Presented to the Oriental Translation Commt by Sir A. Malet Bar[t] A History of Aurangzib from A.H. 1067 to the eleventh year of his reign. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Ay dadah bi-'aql partau-i agahi
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp.585-7.
Rieu, i, pp. 266-7.
Ethe, No 347.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 432
Dimensions (leaf): 8.5 × 5. in.


15 and 22 lines on a page


Nasta'liq, Shikastah Amiz and Shikastah. (Two or probably more hands)


Brown leather binding with tooled margins, probably European. Inserted blank leaves have clear chain lines.


Origin: Surat, when Tighbigh? Khan was Mutasaddi of the port, Mihta? Manakchand? Diwan and Beglar Khan Qal'adar. These could perhaps be checked the Mir'at-i Ahmadi. 15 Jumada II 20th regnal year of Muhammad Shah (written so, but should be 30th), A.H. 1150.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir A. Malet, Bart (not General Briggs).


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