RAS Persian 144. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Tarīkh-i ʿālam ārā-yi ʿAbbāsī by Iskandar Munshī, 1560 or 61-1633 or 4
Vol. II. Latter portion of the first part, A.H. 1015-6 to 1025; and the second part, completing the work / Written at he command of Mirza Buland-himmat
First front flyleaf, recto: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19, 1827. The colophon at the end of Maqsad 1 gives the date 9 Muharram 1071, the final colophon 5 Muharram A.H.1091. Yet the hand is evidently the same throughout and the transition from Maqsad I to Maqsad II is in the middle of a gathering.
Some damage from worms and white ants.
17 lines on a page
Nasta'liq. Khalifa Aman Allah
Red leather Oriental binding with stamped decoration and marbled doublures. Evidently by the same binder as Codrington/Reade No 143. The stamp used for the borders is identical.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Sir John Malcolm.