Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 149. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Tārīkh-i Muḥammadī by Sāravī, Muḥammad Fatḥ Allāh ibn Muḥammad Taqī

On blue watermarked paper, probably Russian. Folio 1, recto: Presented by Colonel Monteith Dec. 4. 1830 aA history of the Qajar family, from its origin to the death of Agha Muhammad Khan in A.H. 1211. Ends with a poem by Fath 'Ali Khan Saba. Owing to misunderstandings Morley gave the title as Ahsan al-Tawarikh and the author's name as Samad. See Rieu. Some headings in red.

Incipit: Mahmadat mahmudi-ra wa thana ma'budi-ra
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, p. 332.
Rieu, i, p. 199.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 259
Dimensions (leaf): 13.25


12 lines on a page


Nasta'liq. 'Abbas 'Ali Nuri


Brown leather binding, presumably Persian, with some blind-tooling.


Origin: Thursday A.H. 1235. [sic]

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Col. Monteith.


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