Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 184. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Mujmal al-ḥikmah

Lacks the beginning of the preface and breaks off in the ninth section of the tenth risala of the third qism. A philosophical compendium, consisting of a much abbreviated translation of the Rasa'il of the Ikhwan al-Safa. Headings in red. Some pages on pink or green paper. The tranlator informs us that he undertook the task at the instance of Sayyid Baha al-Din Saif al-Muluk, one of the close companions (khawass) of Amir Timur.

Incipit: ... shari'at-i khuday-ra ashkara kardand
Language(s): Persian.


Ethe, No. 2225.
Price's bequest is noted in the Journal for 1836, pp. xii-xiv (an obituary notice p. lx).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 334 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 6.25 × 3.25 in.


Damaged by worm.


14 lines on a page




Modern blue cloth binding, with title etc tooled on spine.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Major David Price.


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