Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 208. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Risalah-i Jihad by Mūsavī Shūshtarī, Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn ibn Raz̤ī al-Dīn, active 18th century

F1a. Signature of David Price. Includes a number of poems in some kind of Urdu (?). Written on the instructions of Tipu Sultan.

Incipit: Fath-i mulk-i sukhanwari wa taskhir-i iqlim-i ma'nawi A treatise on the art of war. Apparently a version of the work known as the Fath al-Mujahidin, which has the same incipit. This title is not given in the preface to this manuscript.
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, ii, pp. 425, 426. Cf. i, p. 773.
Rieu, Suppt., No, 406.
Ethe, Nos 2738ff.
Price's bequest is noted in the Journal for 1836, pp. xii-xiv (an obituary notice p. lx).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 55 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5 × 6.25 in.


13 lines to the page




Brown morocco Indian binding with flap and painted and coloured stamped decoration.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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