Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 134. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of ʻĀlamgīrnāmah by Muḥammad Kāz̤im ibn Muḥammad Amīn

First folio, recto: a) Description of book in Persian, with number of pages etc. given in siyaq. b) Note of purchase dated 25 Safar regnal year 3? of 'Alamgir II, A.H. 1170. Above this is the impression of a small oval seal: 'Abduhu Madari La'l 1162. First folio, verso, by the basmalah, impression of small rectangular seal: Madari La'l 1171. f411v. Latin note on content of book. Inside front cover, armorial bookplate of Gordon of Buthlaw. Headings and punctuation in red.

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


vAs for Codrington/Reade No 131.
General Gordon's bequest of books and Turkish, Perian and Arabic manuscripts is mentioned, without details in the donations register under November 6 1841. The bequest is mentioned in J.R.A.S., vii, 1843, Annual Report, p. x, and the manuscripts are briefly listed in the Proceedings, pp. xxx-xxxi

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 410
Dimensions (leaf): 10.25 × 6.75 in.


20 and 24 lines on a page




Tooled brown leather binding. Carnegie U.K. Trust Grant 1930.


Origin: 5 Jumada I, regnal year 27 of Muhammad Shah, A.H. 1157. (Not 1137)

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).


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