Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 159 (1). (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tarikh-i Bukhara, sometimes called Akhbar-i Bukhara andTawarikh i Narshakhi by Narshakhī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Jaʻfar, 899-959

The original author was Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Ja'far Narshakhi Inside front cover: a note in Persian stating that the original title of the work is Tawarikh-i Narshakhi. Folio one, recto, note in Persian giving the price as thirty tankas Folio one, verso, above text: A history and account of the city & holy men of the city of Bochara - purchased at Bochara a translation from the Arabick. A S? W? Burnes Bochara 20th July 1832 Pencilled marginal notes, probably in the hand of Burnes. The two items in the MS are foliated separately. A history and description of Bukhara from its origin to the middle of the tenth century. A Persian version of the Arabic work of Narshakhi, by Muhammad b. [Zafar b] 'Umar, an abridgement of the earlier abridged translation of Abu Nasr Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Qubawi.

Incipit: Al-hamdu lillah aladhi bi-ni'mat[ihi tatimma] al-salihat, Sipas u sitayish
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 369-70.
Rieu, Supplement No 87.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 105
Dimensions (leaf): 9.75

Layout

13 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Green leather binding, presumably done at Bukhara, with blind tooling nd stamping. Spine replaced.

History

Origin: Bukhara, evidently. A.H.1246. (No more)

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Alexander Burnes.

Availability

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