Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 160. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Taẕkirah-’i Muqīmkhānī by Muḥammad Yūsuf ibn Khvājah Baqā, 18th cent. .

Folio one, verso, above text: A history of the Kingdoms of ? from the age of Baber to the time of Soban Koli Khan the grandfather of Abool faiz Khan the last of the house of Timour - purchased in Bochara Author Mokim Khan [sic] Alex? Burnes Bochara July 1832. A History of the Uzbek Khans of Mawara al-Nahr.. Headings and punctuation in red. Some headings omitted.

Incipit: Iftitah-i maqal bi-'aun-i Hadrat-i Wahib-i Dhu 'l-jalal
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 379-380. Storey lists no other MS in the British Isles.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios l65
Dimensions (leaf): 10 × 5.75 in.

Layout

13 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Green leather binding, presumably Bukhara with blind-tooling and coloured stamped cartouches. The central cartouches with legend: Waqif-i in nuskha az bahr-i khuda Bi Bi? bint Sayyida Khal Majid? 1225 [sic].

History

Origin: A.H.1246. (No more)

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Alexander Burnes.

Availability

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