Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 190 (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

Folio one, recto: a) This book was bought at Serungaputtun in July 1799 by David Price b) Note of ownership of Muhammad 'Ali c) Record of a sum of rupees. d) Note of purchase for ten rupees from Miyan Sahib on 2 Rajab 1211 (1 January 1797). front flyleaf, recto: note of valuation (of the book) 'as a gift' at 12 rupees. Back flyleaf verso: Signature of David Price in pencil, the rest of the page filled with the initials D P in pencil. This is the common later version of the work. The Akhlaq-i Nasiri is followed by a short vocabulary of Arabic words defined in Persian, written by the same scribe. Headings and punctuation in red.

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


As for Codrington/Reade No 188.
Price's bequest is noted in the Journal for 1836, pp. xii-xiv (an obituary notice p. lx).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf):



Brown leather Indian binding with parcel-gilt stamped cartouches. In poor condition.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Major David Price.


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