Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 140. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Tarikh-i 'Alamara-yi 'Abbasi by Iskandar Munshī, 1560 or 61-1633 or 4

Donations Register for May 19 1827. Part 2: 'Unwan-i sahifah-i saltanat wa 'alamara'i Incomplete at end. Front flyleaf, recto: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827. Folio one, recto, note of ownership by Muhammad a'Askari, dated 1180. A history of the Safavid dynasty of Persia from its origin to the death of Shah 'Abbas I, AH 1037. Vol. I and first part of Vol. II Headings and punctuation in red. Headings left empty in the latter part of the MS.

Incipit: Incipit of part 1: Chun nashr-i mahamid-i kibriya-yi Ilahi
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 309-13.
Rieu, i, pp. 185-6.
Ethe, No 538

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 279
Dimensions (leaf): 11 × 6.5. in.

Layout

19 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Shikastah-amiz.

Binding

Dark red Oriental binding with stamped decoration. Back cover detached.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.

Availability

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