Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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.

References

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.

Layout

13 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Shikastah.

Binding

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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