Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 182. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Nuzhat al-Qulub / Written on the instructions of Shaikh 'Abd al-Rasul by Ḥamd Allāh Mustawfī Qazvīnī, fl. 1330-1340

Front flyleaf, recto: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827 Cosmography. Headings and punctuation in red. A few diagrams. Gaps left for astrological illustrations.

Incipit: Chun wahib-i mawahib-i bi-'illat
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, ii, pp. 129-131.
Rieu, i, pp. 418-19.
Malcolm's gift is noted the Donations Register for 19 May 1827 and in the Society's Transactions for 1830, pp. xcix-c.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 170
Dimensions (leaf): 12.25


27 lines on a page


Plain dark brown leather binding.


Origin: Sunday 2 Sha'ban A.H. 1219 (6 November 1804).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm. (In the list of donors in Morley's handwritten catalogue his no 31 is said to have been presented by Sir John Markham, but the inscription in the MS names Malcolm.


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