Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 142. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tarikh-i 'Alamara-yi 'Abbasi. Vol. II by Iskandar Munshī, 1560 or 61-1633 or 4

One folio lacking at the end. Folio one, recto: a) impression of small rectangular seal: Haidar 'Ali 1171 b) Note of purchase dated 19 Rabi' II (A.H. year obscured) at the castle of Mahu.. [?] c) List in siyaq, seemingly a list of payments connected with military operations, dated 29 Jumada I d) Two notes recording inspection [?] of the MS, dated 18 Jumada I 1183, and 4 Safar 1184. Folio one, verso: JM 42. Inside front cover: Presented by Sir John Malcolm [+ date in 1827, obscured by pasted slip from Morley's Catalogue, no doubt the same as others.] Headings in red, but left blank in the latter part.

Incipit: 'Unwan-i sahifah-i saltanat u 'alamara'i
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 140.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 674
Dimensions (leaf): 10.5 × 6. in.


17 lines on a page




Red leather Oriental binding with coloured stamped decoration. Some gatherings loose.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.


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