Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 135. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of ʻĀlamgīrnāmah by Muḥammad Kāz̤im ibn Muḥammad Amīn

The first gathering, and some other pages, in another hand, probably replacements. In the colophon the scribe states that he has written it two or three pages at a time over eleven months when not occupied at court or sleeping or eating. Folio preceding text, recto. Note describing the book by Briggs, dated Ghooha? 1819. Front flyleaf, recto and back flyleaf verso, impressions of small rectangular seal of Thakur Parshad dated 1234 and 12. Inside front cover, ex libris: Lieut. Col. Briggs. Written for the writer's son Sakar? Nath Pandit? Ratashi?. The impression of the seal under the colophon may be the writer's, but has been defaced. 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 490
Dimensions (leaf): 12.75 × 6.75. in.

Layout

18 to 24 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Purple leather Indian binding, with stamped and painted decoration. The same stamps are used on Codrington/Reade No 136. Back cover detached, front cover nearly so.

History

Origin: 27 Safar A.H. 1225 regnal year 4 of Muhammad Akbar Shah.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by General Briggs.

Availability

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