RAS Persian 168. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Ḥukmnāmah-i Mīr Khaīzni-i Kachahrī
Administrative documents of Tipu Sultan
Folio one, verso: impression of small rectangular seal of Tipu Sultan dated 1223. The basmalah is written in bold hand in sepia, as are marks, evidently abbreviations, above and at the end of each section. On European paper watermarked with a cartouche. Stated by Morley to come from the library of Tipu Sultan. On front cover, title in Persian and Marathi, impression of heart-shaped seal: Sarkar-i khudadadi. a) A set of regulations issued by Tipu Sultan for the treasury, consisting of an introduction and thirty items (qalam). b) Towards the end of the MS, after many blank pages, there are several other similar regulations, in some cases overlapping with the earlier ones.
Nasta'liq, with some siyaq. Sayyid Husain
Brown leather binding with blind-tooled decoration.
Provenance and Acquisition
Bequeathed by Major David Price.