Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 203. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Tuḥfat al-muʼminīn by Ḥusaynī, Muḥammad Muʼmin, d. 1698

Folio one, recto, in ink: Presented by H.T. Colebrooke Feby 7 1824 Final blank folio, verso: similar note in pencil, upside down. Ethe No 2330, another copy of the work, may be by the same scribe, but, if so, the date given by Ethe, 1825, must be wrong. A work on Materia Medica. Scribe is said to be resident in Burdwan. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Subhanuka Allahuma ya Quddus wa ya Tabib al-nufus
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, ii, pp. 261-3.
Rieu, ii, pp. 467-8.
Ethe, No 2328.
Seemingly the unnamed MS in the Donations Register for 7 February 1824.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 354 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 11.375


27 lines to the page


Nasta'liq with some shikastah forms. Ghulam Muhiyy al-Din


Red leather Indian binding with painted borders. Has flap


Origin: Burdwan, apparently. 22 Rajab, regnal year 7 of Ahmad Shah. (sic, but this appears to be some months after Ahmad Shah's deposition in 1754.)

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by H.T. Colebrooke.


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