Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 132. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of ʻĀlamgīrnāmah by Muḥammad Kāz̤im ibn Muḥammad Amīn

Folio one, recto: a) Note of ownership of Abu 'l-Fadl, entitled Fadlallah Khan b. Ghiyath al-Din Mansur al-Hasani al-Husaini al-Anjawi. Impression of his large and finely engraved round seal dated 1108, and 40th regnal year (of Aurangzib, who is mentioned in the inscription. b) Impression of small rectangular seal of Charlz War Malit, dated 1196. In his handwritten catalogue Morley gave the date as 'AH 1102, or perhaps 1152', but then crossed out '1102, or perhaps'. However, the evidence of Fadlallah Khan's seal shows that the earlier date is correct. This MS is then earlier than any of those listed by Storey. Illuminated panel above beginning of text. Headings and punctuation in red.

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

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 131.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 508
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5 × 5.25. in.

Layout

16 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Second flyleaf, recto: Presented to the Oriental Translation Commt by Sir A Malet Bart. (This leaf is of European paper, presumably added in the course of rebinding. Brown leather Indian binding with gilt decoration. In very poor condition. Rebound with repairs to the spine, evidently in Britain before presentation to the Society.

History

Origin: 2 Rabi' II 1102, in the 34th regnal year (of Awrangzib). Not A.H.1152.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir A. Malet.

Availability

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