Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 143. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Tarīkh-i ʿālam ārā-yi ʿAbbāsī by Iskandar Munshī, 1560 or 1561-1633 or 1634

Vol. II. First portion of the first part; from Accession of Shah 'Abbas to the end of AH 1015

Flyleaf, recto: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19, 1827. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: The first folio is a replacement with the usual incipit, after the title of the book.
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 140.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 422
Dimensions (leaf): 12 × 7.25. in.


Some damage from worm and white ants.


17 lines on a page


Nasta'liq. 'Abd al-Halim


Red leather Oriental binding with stamped decoration and marbled doublures.


Origin: 22 Sha'ban A.H. 1082.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.


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