Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 140.

Physical Description

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

Condition

Some damage from worm and white ants.

Layout

17 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. 'Abd al-Halim

Binding

Red leather Oriental binding with stamped decoration and marbled doublures.

History

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

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.

Availability

Visitors are welcome to consult manuscripts in the library by prior appointment. Information on access is available on the library page of the Society's web site at www.royalasiaticsociety.org and appointments can be arranged by e-mailing library@royalasiaticsociety.org


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