Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 139. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of al-Muʻjam fī āthār mulūk al-ʻajam by Sharaf al-Dīn Faḍl Allāh Ḥusaynī Qazvīnī

Donations Register for May 19 1827. Numerous marginal scholia in Arabic and Persian. Front flyleaf, recto: a) Defaced with ink loopings, but still legible: 'For Brigadier Gen Malcolm with C.J.R[ich]'s best remembrances Bagdad 25 Jany. 1811. b) Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827 Folio one, recto: a) Title with incorrect attribution to Wassaf. b) Two defaced seal impression, one next to a defaced inscription, of ownership presumably. c) Note of price (?). Last folio, recto: a) Defaced impression of small round seal under colophon, perhaps that of the scribe. b) Notice of ownership by Muhammad Rahim b. Muhammad Sadiq, evidently the son of the scribe, with next to it the defaced impression of a rectangular seal, seemingly that of Muhammad Rahim. A history of the early kings of Persia, from Gayumars to the death of Nushirwan. Ruled margins. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Inna ahaqqa ma yuftahu bihi al-kalam
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 243-4.
Rieu, ii, pp. 811-2.
Ethe, No 534.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 152
Dimensions (leaf): 10.25 × 6.5 in.


16 lines on a page


Nasta'liq. Muhammad Sadiq


Red leather Oriental binding, with blind-stamped and tooled decoration.


Origin: Thursday 28 Rabi' I A.H. 1090.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir J. Malcolm.


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