Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 156. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Tarikh i Hasht Bihisht by İdrîs Bitlîsî, d. 1520 .

Donations Register for May 19 1827. First flyleaf, recto, note stating that the MS contains the sixth book and part of the seventh; details are given. Apparently the opening section of the reign of Muhammad II is missing. Cf. Rieu's description. Third flyleaf, verso: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827. Folio one, recto: Note of purchase dated Isfahan Rabi' I 1193. Heavily illuminated initial opening. Ruled margins in gold. Headings and punctuation in red. A History of the Ottoman Dynasty from 'Osman Beg Ghazi to Bayizid Khan II. This MS contains the sixth and (apparently part of) the seventh historical books, covering the reigns of Murad II and Muhammad II.

Incipit: Blurred by damp and not easily legible in the absence of parallels.
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 412-16.
Rieu, i, pp. 216-18.
Ethe, No 571.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 260
Dimensions (leaf): 0.75 × 6.75 in.


21 lines on a page




Half leather European binding.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.


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