Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 209. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Risalah-i Tadbir al-Harb

After the main text come two folios with quotations from the Qur'an on the subject of fighting the infidels and a statement of the need to oppose the encroaching Europeans etc. Contains several diagrams of fortifications and siege works. Treatise on the art of war. Translated from a brief work in French composed in A.D. 1704 for Louis XIV by De AUBAN (Vauban?). Translator is anonymous.

Incipit: Nahmiduhu wa nusta'inuhu wa nusalla 'ala khair khalqihi
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, ii, p. 427. No other manuscript noted.
Price's bequest is noted in the Journal for 1836, pp. xii-xiv (an obituary notice p. lx).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 20 folios
Dimensions (leaf):

Layout

lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq with shikastah forms.

Binding

Brown leather binding.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

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