Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 133. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of ʻĀlamgīrnāmah by Muḥammad Kāz̤im ibn Muḥammad Amīn

First folio, recto, stamp, the name filled in by hand: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by John Romer Esq. (There is a confusion in Codrington/Reade's description, deriving from a hand written note in the Library's copy of Codrington. There details referring to Morley's printed catalogue No 133 (Akhbar-i Darbar-i Mu'alla) are entered opposite Codrington No 133. These do not refer to the present MS, which is Morley No 129.) Headings and punctuation in red.

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

References

For the provenance see Donations Register for November 18 1848.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 425
Dimensions (leaf): 10.75 × 6.25 in.

Layout

17 and 19 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Shikastah

Binding

Red leather European style binding, with painted margins.

History

Origin: Possibly Sunday 9 Shawwal, regnal year 27 of Muhammad Shah, A.H. 1157. This appears in an unusual position at the bottom left corner of the last page of text. It has been trimmed in binding.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by J. Romer.

Availability

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