Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 138. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Riyāḍ al-Firdaws by Muḥammad Mīrak Ḥusaynī, 17th cent.

Folio one, recto: Stamp, the name filled in in ink: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by John Romer Esq A General History of Persia, from the earliest times to the death of the Safavid Shah Sulaiman in A.H. 1076, completed in Jumada II, 1082. Headings and punctuation in red. On European paper, some cream, some blue, with various watermarks. MS written for Sardar Jan Rumir Sahib Bahadur

Incipit: Jawahir-i zawahir-i hamdi ki dast-farsudah-i auham-i muqaddasah nagardidah.
Language(s): Persian.

References

vStorey, i, p. 237. No other MS is noted by Storey.
For the provenance see Donations Register for November 18 1848.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 194
Dimensions (leaf): 11.75 × 8.25. in.

Layout

17 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Shikastah Ghulam Nabi

Binding

Dark nrown leather Indian binding with blind stamped decoration, the spine later replaced and with tooled catalogue No etc.

History

Origin: Surat. 10 Sha'ban A.H. 1243.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by J. Romer.

Availability

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