Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 177. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Masīr-i Ṭālibī fī bilād-i ifranjī by Abū Ṭālib Khān, 1752-1806?

Folio one, recto: a) John Romer 1804. (Though undated the MS is thus earlier than any dated one noted by Storey.) b) Persian poem in transcription. c) Stamp, the name filled in in ink: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by John Romer Esq. Folio one, verso: top right: impression of rectangular seal of John Romer, the name in Persian and devanagari dated 1811. An account of the journey of the author to Europe and back in A.H. 1213-1218, A.D. 1799-1803, with his observations on England and Europe. Headings etc. in red.

Incipit: Ba'd-i hamd-i khudawand-i 'alam
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 878-9.
Rieu, i, p. 384.
Ethe, No 2727.
Romer's gift is noted in the Journal for Gift of John Romer. 1837, p. xiv. (1 April) and Donations Register for 18 November 1848. (? Check the last)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 306
Dimensions (leaf): 10 × 7.5 in.


15 lines on a page




Brown leather binding, Carnegie Trust grant 1930, with title etc. tooled on spine.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by John Romer Esq.


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