Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 188. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Akhlāq-i Nāṣirī by Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274

Inside front cover, pasted slip: Presented by Col. M. Wilks, Kirby D: 5 June 17 June 17. 1826. (The name and place printed, the rest handwritten. Back flyleaf, verso, in pencil in Persian: Mark Wilks. This is the version of Akhlaq-i Nasiri with the later preface. As stated in the colophon, written on the instructions of Mark Wilks, whose name appears in a large panel in the form of an elaborate gilt and floral rebus Illuminated initial opening. Ruled margins. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Hamd-i bi-hadd wa madh-i bi-'add
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, ii, pp. 441-2.
Ethe, No 2155.
Donations Register for June 17 1826.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 183 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 11 × 6.75 in.


15 lines on a page


Nasta'liq. Mir Ni'matallah


Red leather binding, presumably Indian, with painted floral decoration.


Origin: 2 December A.D. 1801 and 25 Rajab A.H. 1216.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Colonel M. Wilks.


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